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A Fruitful Year | Short Story

A mother and daughter's life is transformed by the unlikely arrival of a boy, a man, and a pigeon

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Red and White | Short Story

Cheng Huizi tells a heartfelt story of the love between mother and daughter in a society that often values sons more highly

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Threads in the Cosmos | Short Story

Author Tang Fei spins a yarn about alien sheep and intergalactic ties that bind

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Elastic Girls | Short Story

A tale of Old Shanghai, fluid identities, and the unreliability of memory

POETRY

Poetry That Delivers

Wang Jibing, China’s “delivery driver poet,” talks to TWOC about getting inspired on the road and not letting online trolls get the better of him

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Fantastic Five | Short Story

A time-bending tale of love and life from author Li Hongwei

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Flight | Short Story

In this short story from established sci-fi author Chi Hui, the human race dreams of flight against the wishes of aggressive, legalistic alien overlords

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Spring Days Past | Short Story

In Shen Shuzhi’s depiction of waning village life, a “left-behind” child comes to terms with loneliness growing up with his grandmother

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Epidemic

As a mysterious illness ravages the population, one youngster goes on a journey in search of the terrible truth

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Grass Jelly

A town of small-town fortunes by writer Wang Yu