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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Qi Tongren (The Bucket Rider)

骑桶人

While some Chinese fantasy writers are criticized for imitating their, supposedly, more mature Western counterparts, the Bucket Rider (骑桶人) or Li Qijing (李启庆) turned to ancient myths, legends, and traditional images for inspiration. Currently the chief editor of online fantasy magazine Jiuge (《九歌》), Li has published a short story collection, a full-length novel, a historical account of ancient Chinese fantasy literature, and a biography of famous Chinese Buddhist Monk, Master Hong Yi. His fantasy writings are said to have inherited the spirit of fantasy literature from the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties. (source: The World of Chinese)

 

Original Works

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