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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

READ PAPER REPUBLIC and WRITING CHINESE LEEDS – TRANSLATION COMPETITION

By Nicky Harman, published

Writing Chinese (Leeds University White Rose Centre) and READ PAPER REPUBLIC are jointly running the 2016 Bai Meigui Translation Competition. Launched on 7th November 2015, the competition free to enter, and is open to anyone, from any country, with an interest in Chinese-English translation. The winning translation will be published as one of the READ PAPER REPUBLIC short story series. Click here for further details, and here, for the text. The deadline is 29th February 2016 and the judges are Dave Haysom, Nicky Harman and Helen Wang.

The competition text is by Li Jingrui 李静睿, and is a piece of reportage. A journalist for eight years, Li Jingrui now writes her own column in the Chinese edition of The Wall Street Journal, and also publishes short fiction. One of her stories, Missing, translated by Helen Wang, is the Writing Chinese bookclub choice for November, and featured as number 8 in the READ PAPER REPUBLIC series.

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