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The Revenge Rocks | Fiction

Yang Ping's sci-fi story explores the darker side of humanity's space ambitions

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Burst Your Bubble With Taiwan's Queer Sci-Fi Classic

A review of the new English translation of the Chi Ta-Wei's "The Membranes," an eerily relevant imagining of the future

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Songs from the Past | Book Review

Jia Pingwa’s latest translated novel tells an alternative history of China through the music of mourning

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Lust, Revolution

In Yan Lianke's "Hard Like Water," eroticism and class conflict overlap within the Maoist vanguard of the Cultural Revolution

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Chinese Sci-Fi Inspired by Mars

As China's Mars mission sends images and data back to Earth, we look at Chinese sci-fi stories inspired by the Red Planet

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Exploring the Treachery of Language | Book Review

The latest translated "thriller" from Geling Yan is an experience in linguistic deception, down to the title and genre of the book

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Sojourners in Peking

Paul French's new book "Destination Peking" dives deep into the characters of Republic-era Beijing

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Distant Pastures

Li Juan’s memoirs of pastoral life give glimpses into disappearing livelihoods in the Altai Mountains

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Empire of Silver

Jin Xu's new book puts silver at the center of dynastic fortunes throughout Chinese history

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