Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Chinese Arts and Letters, vol. 2, no. 2 is out!

By Helen Wang, published

Featuring authors Fan Xiaoqing, Qian Zhongshu, Dai Lai, Wang Dajin, Yan Huajun and Huang Fan.

CAL, vol. 2, no. 2 (October 2015) -- Contents

Editor’s Note: Yang Haocheng (杨昊成)

Featured Author: Fan Xiaoqing (范小青)
City Living, Country Living, by Fan Xiaoqing, tr Florence Woo
Ying Yang Alley, by Fan Xiaoqing, tr Helen Wang
Born in an Unknown Hour, by Fan Xiaoqing, tr Shelly Bryant

Before and After Translation - Reading Fan Xiaoqing, by Wang Yao (王尧), tr Jessie Field

“It is more the creativity, peace and freedom in the process of writing that I enjoy”. An Interview with Fan Xiaoqing, by Yang Haocheng, tr Helen Wang

Special Articles on Qian Zhongshu (钱钟书) (II)
The Play of Intertextuality: A Stylistic Feature of Qian Zhongshu’s Literary Writings, by Zhang Longxi (张隆溪)
The “Critic Eye” of Qian Zhongshu, by Christopher Rea

Short Stories
Are You Ready?, by Dai Lai (戴来), tr Natascha Bruce
What Then?, by Dai Lai, tr Michael Day
My Auntie’s Story, by Wang Dajin (王大进), tr Florence Woo

Musical Destiny, by Yan Huajun (燕华君), tr Jeremy Tiang
Most Beloved Father, by Yan Huajun, tr Jeremy Tiang

Ten Poems, by Huang Fan (黄梵), tr Josh Stenberg

For the Remembrance of the Dead, by Wu Weishan (吴为山)
Sculptures by Professor Wu Weishan, by Anthony Stones

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# 1.   

This review is most interesting. Each featured author comes with three translated stories, an article on his/her personality and work plus a long interview. This is the case for Fan Xiaoqing in this issue, and it is worth reading. The stories, especially, are typical of her, and really enjoyable.

Brigtte Duzan, April 5, 2016, 3:35p.m.


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