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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

欺骗 (lit. Deception)

Short story by Wang Yuan.

“Deception” mercilessly satirizes the moral collapse of elite women college students as they cheat to get ahead in today’s materialistic Chinese society.

Translations:

Deception

Translated by Colin Hawes and Shuyu Kong

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