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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

姜片 (lit. A Slice of Ginger)

Short story by Wang Yuan.

“A Slice of Ginger” subtly reveals the tricky moral landscape that women must negotiate in the male-dominated world of Chinese private businesses.


A Slice of Ginger

Translated by Colin Hawes and Shuyu Kong

Collected in

Beijing Women Wang Yuan multiple