Read Paper Republic

Read Paper Republic is a free online publication initiative for readers who wonder what new Chinese fiction in English translation has to offer and would like to dip a toe in the water. The stories are organized into series:


A mini-series of stories that explore how some of China’s best writers have been personally affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. We would like to offer our thanks to the authors and translators who have contributed their stories and their time for free to bring these thought-provoking essays to English language readers.

Previous series:

China Dispatches 2

Original Series

China Dispatches


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