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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

见证中国 (lit. China Witness)

Non-fiction by Xinran Xue Xinran.

Translations:

China Witness

Translated by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley, January, 2008

This oral history consists of interviews of a dozen elderly people, from a woman general to a shoe-mender, with remarkable memories of life in China in the 20th century. (By Xue Xinran, originally from Nanjing, lives in London but continues to write in Chinese*. ) Translated jointly by Nicky Harman, Julia Lovell and Esther Tyldesley.

Publications

China Witness Chatto & Windus Jan. 2008 UK