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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

童年的梦 (lit. Childhood Dream)

Non-fiction by Dan Zeng.

A short personal essay. The little innocent Tibetan boy's peaceful life was changed by a mirror. His world became completely new and magical. However, the mirror made his father 'blind' for a while, and he was forbidden to use the mirror to people's faces...

Translations:

Childhood Dream

Translated by Dinah Gardner

Publications

Childhood Dream Pathlight: New Chinese Writing June 2014 Mainland China