“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Li Jieren

MCLC / Chinese Short Stories

From MerwinAsia: Li Jieren (1891–1962) Born in Chengdu, Sichuan, to an intellectual family of small means, Li Jieren became one of the most admired translators, editors, and writers of the May 4th generation. His panoramic trilogy of pre-revolutionary Sichuan is widely considered China's most accomplished work of naturalist fiction. He spent five years in France (1919-1924), and wrote the first Chinese translations of much of the French literary canon.

Author of Ripple on Stagnant Water, publication due September 2012. (MerwinAsia, distributed by University of Hawaii Press)