Philip Hand


Philip Hand is a translator who lives and works in Xiamen, in the south east of China. He studied Chinese and linguistics at university in the UK, then went to China to teach English. He did a spell on a local English language newspaper, where he was forbidden from reporting on one of China’s few successful environmental protests. Winner of the Harvill Secker Young Translators Prize 2012 - for his translation of The Wig by Han Dong, published in Granta (


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The Wig by Han Dong Granta

Original Works

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Short story (7)

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