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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Frankfurt 2009

Paper Republic attended the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair, and brought with us a packet of seven Chinese books we believe to be worth translating and publishing outside of China.

You can download the introductory packet (without translation samples) as a PDF file.

As we complete translation samples for each of the seven books, we will make them downloadable below:

  1. Happy, by Jia Pingwa (download sample)
    Translation by Nicky Harman

  2. Abandoned Capital, by Jia Pingwa

  3. Screwed, by Han Dong (download sample)
    Translation by Nicky Harman

  4. Truth and Variations, by Li Er

  5. Northern Girls, by Sheng Keyi (download sample)
    Translation by Eric Abrahamsen

  6. Common Sense, by Leung Man-tao (download sample)
    Translation by Nicky Harman

  7. Ball Lightning, by Liu Cixin
    Part of this sample has appeared in Words Without Borders
    Translation by Joel Martinsen