The coffin fell apart.
There was the sound of decayed wood crumbling, and a cloud of smoke surged out, like water vapour from a hot steamer.

Yan Lianke / Carlos Rojas

Chen Qian


Born in Guangxi in the sixties, Chen Qian moved to the United States to study for a master’s in computer engineering in 1989, and continues to reside there today. Her work, which includes the novel Love in Loveless Silicon Valley and the short story collection Capsized, depicts the challenges faced by members of the Chinese diaspora attempting to come to terms with their distance from the location of their own history.


Original Works

Short stories (2)