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The Dark Room Problem

Award-winning sci-fi author Chen Qiufan investigates how technology manipulates our consciousness in this short story

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Restaurant of The Thousand Arms | Fiction

Short story writer Hu Yuesheng offers a modern update on the wuxia novel

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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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Hi-Lee-Bon | Fiction

An old man and a mysterious snack set the scene for this cynical and humorous tale by Zheng Zaihuan

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Where is China’s “Brothers Grimm”?

The “Lin Lan Fairy Tales” was a huge project, collecting folklore for children from all across China. So why has no-one heard of it?

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Balcony | Fiction

Sun Pin’s short story explores the foibles of romanticism in the modern day

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I’ve Never Had a Winning Ticket | Fiction

A tale of chance and mishap, from Chinese author Jiang Zijian

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A Grave Reckoning | Fiction

On Tomb Sweeping Day, enjoy a tale of family relationships and remembrance—with a twist

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The Girl Who Lives on Weibo

A young woman with romantic aspirations finds solace in Weibo, where she makes a tragic realization about herself

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The Eternal Expats

Somerset Maugham’s vignettes on colonial life still offer illuminating insights a century on

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