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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Luisetta Mudie

Luisetta Mudie is a freelance Chinese-to-English translator living in a small town just north of London. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Modern Chinese Studies in 1990. She has worked as a journalist in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Beijing, including for the Financial Times, Reuters, AFP, and the BBC World Service in London. She is currently a regular writer, editor and translator for Radio Free Asia (RFA), and a distance-learning student on the MA in Translation Studies at the University of Portsmouth.

Luisetta Mudie was the winner of the 2nd Bai Meigui Translation Competition, 2016, organised together with Read Paper Republic.

Recent translation work:

  • A selection of poems by post-'80 poet Xi Nan
  • Under House Arrest: a collection of political essays written for RFA by Bao Tong
  • Walking With a Yellow Umbrella, a RFA e-book compiling translated coverage of the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong

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