Podcast | China’s Booming Web Novel Industry

Industry insiders and fans discuss China’s web novel craze, its origins, and the impact of AI


Voice of the Masses: Su Tong’s Latest Translated Collection Reviewed

Su Tong’s new translated collection offers English-speaking readers a window into one of China’s best-known modern writers


Evening Breeze | Essay

Cheng Huizi tells a story of regrets and growth brought by the college entrance exam


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


Forever Sanmao: Tracing the Legendary Writer’s Life in Gran Canaria

More than 30 years after the iconic female writer’s passing, her former home on the small Spanish island continues to attract tourists and fans


Sci-Fi Luminary Chen Qiufan on AI and Chinese Literature Abroad

Renowned Chinese sci-fi writer Chen Qiufan discusses his book “AI 2041,” humanity’s AI future, and how he gets published overseas


Threads in the Cosmos | Short Story

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


Elastic Girls | Short Story

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


Can One of China’s Most Famous Authors Shed His Reputation for Misogyny?

Jia Pingwa’s ‘The Sojourn Teashop,’ now with a new English translation, is a bold experiment for an author often lambasted for his characterization of women


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