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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

China: A Traveler's Literary Companion (lit. )

Novel by Kirk Denton.

The stories in this collection were primarily selected for evoking a strong sense of place, and the book is meant to be a kind of literary background to travel in China. All stories are reprints except for Yan Lianke's "Black Bristles, White Bristles", which is a new translation by Howard Goldblatt. The stories are as follows:

ZHEJIANG:
Lu Xun, "Hometown"
Mao Dun, "Spring Silkworms"

SHANGHAI:
Zhang Ailing, "Sealed Off"
Wang Anyi, "The Longtang" (excerpt from Song of Everlasting Sorrow)

HENAN:
Yan Lianke, "Black Bristle, White Bristles"

WEST HUNAN:
Shen Congwen, "Meijin, Baozi, and the White Kid"

SHANDONG:
Mo Yan, "The Old Gun"

BEIJING:
Wang Shuo, "Hot and Cold, Measure for Measure"

TAIPEI:
Zhu Tianxin, "Man of La Mancha"

HONG KONG:
Xi Xi, "The Floating City"

WESTERN SICHUAN:
Alai, "Fish"

HEILONGJIANG:
Xiao Hong, "On the Oxcart"