Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Karen Gernant


Karen Gernant, professor emerita, Southern Oregon University, taught Chinese history, Japanese history, women’s history, and honors courses. She studied Chinese at the University of Oregon, Indiana University, and the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (Stanford Center) in Taipei.

Writers they have translated include Guo Xuebo, Jin Renshun, Ji Xiaotai, Alai, Can Xue, Su Tong, Bei Cun, Wei Wei, Yan Lianke, Lin Bai, Zhu Wenying, Zhang Kangkang, Shi Tiesheng, Chi Li, Zheng Xiaolu, Zhang Yihe, and A Yi. About forty of Gernant and Chen’s translations have appeared in a variety of literary magazines: Chinese Literature, Manoa, Conjunctions, Turnrow, Black Warrior Review, Words Without Borders, Ninth Letter, Pathlight, and (forthcoming) Chutzpah!


Original Works

Novels (2)


Novels (1)

Essays (1)

Short stories (3)