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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

China Fiction Book Club hits two milestones

By Nicky Harman, published

The new Social Media list on the right of the Paper Republic home page lists the China Fiction Book Club. For those of you who haven't come across it before, the CFBC started out as a London-based translation club, meeting every month to translate and discuss contemporary Chinese fiction. After a couple of (very lively and successful) years, work pressures got the better of most of us, and the CFBC went a bit quiet until the day, soon after, when it turned into a Twitter account, @cfbcuk. Amazingly, Helen Wang and I got together over a cup of coffee to set up the account on Twitter the very day that Mo Yan won that prize. Two and a bit years later, the @cfbcuk has hit two milestones: over 1,000 followers and very nearly 5,000 tweets. Follow it if you can!

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Congratulations! It's very cool to see how lively that community has become.

And I'm in the process of getting cfbcuk's (and PR's and Pathlight's) tweets actually output on the Paper Republic home page. We slowly lumber into the 21st century...

 Eric Abrahamsen, January 16, 2015, 8:44p.m.

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