Pathlight: New Chinese Writing

Pathlight is a new English-language literary magazine produced by Paper Republic and People's Literature Magazine (《人民文学》杂志社). Pathlight aims to introduce the best new writing and poetry from China, with occasional detours.

Pathlight is currently available in print edition in select bookstores around China, and in ebook version from Amazon and the iTunes bookstore, see specific links below. We also offer university library subscriptions: if your university uses EBSCO we are listed with them, or can email us directly.

Please contact Pathlight Managing Editor Alice Xin Liu at with editorial inquiries. You can also sign up here for notifications on new issues of Pathlight magazine, and how to get them.


Pathlight Issue Autumn 2013

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  • Why We Chose This Theme
    • by the English editors