2014 translations from Chinese - a bumper crop
By Nicky Harman, published
Chinese to English translations (books) 2014
For the last two years we have published a list of Chinese to English translations (books only) over the year. Here is our list for 2014.
As always, if we’ve missed one out, please post it below. (Previous lists are here: 2012 and 2013).
We have also added most of these titles to our list on Goodreads.
1 Black Holes, by He Jiahong, tr Emily Jones (Penguin China) publisher's page
2 The Book of Sins, by Chen Xiwo, tr Nicky Harman (MakeDo Publishing) English PEN's page
3 Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China, by Yu Hua, tr Allan H Barr (Pantheon) review in The Economist
4 Death Fugue, Sheng Keyi tr Shelly Bryant (Giramondo Publishing) review in The New York Times
5 Decoded, by Mai Jia, tr Olivia Milburn and Christopher Payne (Allen Lane) review in The Guardian
6 Last Words from Montmartre, by Qiu Miaojin, tr Ari Larissa Heinrich (New York Review Books) publisher's page
7 Memory and Oblivion, by Wang Zhousheng, tr Tony Blishen (Simon & Schuster) publisher's page
8 Running Through Beijing, by Xu Zechen, tr Eric Abrahamsen (Two Lines Press) publisher's page
9 Snow and Shadow, by Dorothy Tse, tr Nicky Harman (Muse) book homepage
10 The Last Lover, by Can Xue, tr Annelise Finegan Wasmoean (Yale University Press) publisher's page
11 The Tabby Cat's Tale, by Han Dong, tr Nicky Harman (Frisch & Co) review in Numero Cinq Magazine
12 The Three-Body Problem, by Liu Cixin, tr Ken Liu (Tor) Review on Intellectus Speculativus
13 The Unbearable Dreamworld of Champa the Driver, by Chan Koonchung, tr Nicky Harman (Doubleday) publisher's page
14 White Horse, by Yan Ge, tr Nicky Harman (Hope Road Publishing) publisher's page
15 Frogs, by Mo Yan, tr Howard Goldblatt (Hamish Hamilton) review on The Financial Times
1 A Loud Noise, by Han Dong, tr Nicky Harman (Chinese University Press) publisher's page
2 Across Borders, by Xue Di, tr Alison Friedman (Green Integer) review on Xichuan Poetry
3 Canyon in the Body, by Lan Lan, tr Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Zephyr Press) publishers's page
4 Derangements of My Contemporaries, by Li Shangyin, tr Chloe Garcia-Roberts (New Directions) publisher's page
5 Grass Roots, by Xiang Yang, tr John Balcom (Zephyr Press) publisher's page
6 The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse, by Stonehouse, tr Red Pine (Copper Canyon) publisher's page
7 Phoenix, by Ouyang Jianghe, tr Austin Woerner (Zephyr Press) publisher's page
8 Salsa, by Hsia Yu, tr Steve Bradbury (Zephyr Press) page on SPD
9 Something Crosses My Mind, by Wang Xiaoni, tr Eleanor Goodman (Zephyr Press) publisher's page
10 Song of Shadows, by Xiao Hai, tr Zhu Yu (Restless Books) publishers' page
11 The Power of Enlightenment: Chinese Zen Poems, by Wu Yansheng, tr Tony Blishen (Shanghai Press) page on Restless Books
12 Wandering Hong Kong with Spirits, by Liu Waitong, tr Desmond Sham (Zephyr Press) Goodreads page
13 His Days Go By the Way Her Years by Ye Mimi, translated by Steve Bradbury (Taiwan; Anomalous Press) publisher's page
Helen Wang, Nicky Harman
PS The links after each book are of reviews we've found or, in some cases, the publishers' link. Feel free to suggest other good reviews.
PPS October Dedications, The Selected Poetry of Mang Ke, tr Lucas Klein (Zephyr Press) Goodreads page was originally included on this list, but will actually appear in 2015.