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Souls Left Behind: The Forgotten Chinese Heroes in WWI

Fan Wu’s latest historical fiction chronicles the often-ignored hardships experienced by Chinese laborers sent to Europe during WWI

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Blood on the Tracks: The Story of China’s Greatest Train Robbery

James Zimmerman’s new book examines the sensational stories behind the 1923 robbery of the Peking Express

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The Sun Rises: New Novel Gives Genderfluid Take on the Ming Dynasty

Asian-Australian author Shelley Parker-Chan’s “She Who Became the Sun” may not be historically accurate, but that’s not the main reason to read it

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Out of the Cloud Chamber: How to Help Chinese Poetry Go West?

Meet the new wave of scholars and translators making the untranslatable relatable

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The Rouge Street Blues: A New Translation Breathes Life into China’s Rustbelt

A translation of Shuang Xuetao, one of China’s brightest millennial writers, finally brings one of the country’s new generation of authors to English-language readers

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Turning the Page on a Male-Centric Sci-Fi World

A new science fiction and fantasy anthology shows the best of China’s growing canon of female and non-binary authors

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The Simple Lines and Grand Designs of Shangyang Fang’s Poetry

Shangyang Fang’s acclaimed debut poetry collection meditates on desire and despair with quotes from Tang poets and techniques from Western classical music

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Myth and Mechas: “Iron Widow” Sees Historical Figures Piloting Robots | Book Review

Wu Zetian defeats giant robot (and the patriarchy) in new novel

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Chinese Sci-Fi Beyond “The Three Body Problem” | Book Review

Newly translated short stories map out China’s sci-fi universe for English readers

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Exploring Humanity’s Many Possible AI Futures | Book Review

Entrepreneur Kai-Fu Lee and sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan weave fiction and technical explanation to illustrate the opportunities and pitfalls of artificial intelligence