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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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Liberation Day | Short Story

Author Han Jinliang’s contribution to the growing body of Chinese Covid literature on pandemic restrictions and collective loss

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Prairie Whale | Short Story

“Maybe she had slipped through to some other dimension…Perhaps the whale had traveled the same way and died on the prairie.”

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Can China’s Detective Novels Finally Make Crime Pay?

China’s long quest to produce a great crime novel

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Neighbor | Fiction

In Zhao Song’s newly translated thriller, a recluse moves into a mysterious apartment block where not everything is as it seems

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Rustbelt Renaissance: China’s Post-Industrial Northeast Rises Again in Film

Why is China’s Northeast such a fertile setting for film, music, and literature?

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Found In Translation

How well are translated Chinese novels doing?

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Crabapple Blossoms | Poetry

Enjoy a poem on spring flowers and rains by university lecturer and writer Wang Ruiyuan

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Martial Tea | Fiction

Hu Yuesheng’s newly translated short story harks back to “wuxia” tales of old

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Night Moves | Fiction

Read a newly translated short story from writer Hu Yuesheng

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