China Dispatches: the best creative non-fiction available now

By Nicky Harman, published

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Paper Republic, One-Way Street Magazine and the LA Review of Books’ China Channel publish new essay by Chinese writer Liang Hong, translated by Michael Day.

Paper Republic is delighted to announce the publication of a new creative non-fiction essay. This marks the launch of a second series of Read Paper Republic: China Dispatches, a unique three-way collaboration between Paper Republic, One-Way Street Magazine (单读) and the Los Angeles Review of Books’ China Channel. The series focuses on translating the best non-fiction coming from China right now – and making it available online, completely free to read.

The first instalment – “A Fortune-teller in a Modern Metropolis” by Liang Hong – is translated by Michael Day. The essay tells the story of Xian Yi, a man in an old profession that is curiously out of step with modern China.


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Liang Hong is in the UK this week. She was at the New Centre for Chinese Writing in Leeds on 11 March (event details here) and will be at Guanghwa Bookshop TODAY (14 March) with Nicky Harman (event details here)

Helen Wang, March 14, 2019, 9:25a.m.


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