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China Research Monographs

China Research Monograph 3
The Red Flag Waves: A Guide to the Hung-ch'i p'iao-p'iao Collection
Robert Rinden and Roxane Witke
1968 — 160 pages
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China Research Monograph 9
Tseng Kuo-fan's Private Bureaucracy
Jonathan Porter
1972 — 151 pages
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China Research Monograph 10
The Kiangsi Soviet Republic: Mao and the National Congresses of 1931 and 1934
Derek J. Waller
1973 — 116 pages
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China Research Monograph 11
Yenan in June 1937: talks with the communist leaders
T.A. Bisson
1973 — 71 pages
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China Research Monograph 12
Yundong: Mass Movements in Chinese Communist Leadership
Gordon Bennett
1976 — 133 pages
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China Research Monograph 13
Chinese Communists and Rural Society, 1927-1934
Philip C. C. Huang, Lynda Schaefer Bell, Kathy Lemons Walker
1978 — 121 pages
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China Research Monograph 14
Sun Yat-Sen and the French, 1900–1908
Jeffrey G. Barlow
1979 — 93 pages
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China Research Monograph 15
The People's Republic of China After Thirty Years: An Overview
Joyce K. Kallgren, Editor
1979 — 122 pages
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China Research Monograph 16
Economic Policies and Price Stability in China
Tong-eng Wang, Editor
1980 — 146 pages
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China Research Monograph 17
Ming and Qing Historical Studies In the People's Republic of China
Frederic Wakeman, Jr., Editor
1980 — 210 pages
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China Research Monograph 22
The Future Association of Taiwan with the People's Republic of China
Dan C. Sanford
1981 — 93 pages
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China Research Monograph 24
Beijing, Hanoi, and the Overseas Chinese
Pao-min Chang
1982 — 71 pages
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China Research Monograph 26
Yan'an Women and the Communist Party
Patricia Stranahan
1983 — 130 pages
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China Research Monograph 28
Transferring Technology to China: Prosper Giquel and the Self-strengthening Movement
Steven A. Leibo
1985 — 175 pages
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China Research Monograph 29
Chen Yun and the Chinese Political System
David M. Bachman
1985 — 177 pages
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China Research Monograph 30
The Chinese Blue Shirt Society: Fascism and Developmental Nationalism
Maria Hsia Chang
1985 — 144 pages
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China Research Monograph 31
Economic Imperialism in China: Silk Production and Exports, 1861–1932
Robert Y. Eng
1986 — 243 pages
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China Research Monograph 32
A Survey of Taoist Literature: Tenth to Seventeenth Centuries
Judith M. Boltz
1986 — 417 pages
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China Research Monograph 33
Intellectuals in Chinese Fiction
Yue Daiyun
1988 — 143 pages
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China Research Monograph 34
Stability and the Industrial Elite in China and the Soviet Union
Constance Squires Meaney
1988 — 158 pages
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China Research Monograph 35
East Wind over Arabia: Origins and Implications of the Sino-Saudi Missile Deal
Yitzhak Shichor
1989 — 66 pages
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China Research Monograph 36
China's Education Reform in the 1980s
Suzanne Pepper
1990 — 196 pages
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China Research Monograph 37
Building a Nation-State: China After Forty Years
Joyce K. Kallgren, editor
1990 — 205 pages
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China Research Monograph 38
Chinese Rural Society in Transition: A Case Study of the Lake Tai Area, 1368–1800
James C. Shih
1992 — 217 pages
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China Research Monograph 45
Chinese Archives: An Introductory Guide
Ye, Wa and Joseph W. Esherick
1996 — 355 pages
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China Research Monograph 47
China's Brain Drain to the United States: Views of Overseas Students and Scholars in the 1990s
Zweig, David, and Chen Changgui
1995 — 133 pages
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China Research Monograph 50
Guide to Women's Studies in China
Gail Hershatter, Emily Honig, Susan Mann, and Lisa Rafel
1998 — 211 pages
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China Research Monograph 52
The Guomindang in Europe: A Sourcebook of Documents
Levine, Marilyn A. and Chen San-Ching
2000 — 303 pages
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Japan Research Monographs

Japan Research Monograph 8
Bureaucrats and Ministers in Contemporary Japanese Government
Park, Yung H.
1986 — 192 pages
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Korea Research Monographs

Korea Research Monograph 11
North Korea in a Regional and Global Context
Scalapino, Robert A., and Hongkoo Lee, eds.
1986 — 405 pages
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Korea Research Monograph 14
Explorations in Korean Syntax and Semantics
Seok Choong Song
1988 — 378 pages
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Korea Research Monograph 15
Asian Communism: Continuity and Transition
1988 — 365 pages
Scalapino, Robert A., and Dalchoong Kim, eds.
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Korea Research Monograph 16
North Korea in Transition
1991 — 155 pages
Lee, Chong-Sik, and Se-Hee Yoo, eds.
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Korea Research Monograph 17
The Population of North Korea
1992 — 145 pages
Eberstadt, Nick and Judith Banister
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Korea Research Monograph 18
Korean Options in a Changing International Order
1993 — 215 pages
Lee, Hong Yung, and Chung Chongwook, eds.
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Korea Research Monograph 21
The Korean Business Conglomerate: Chaebol Then and Now
1996 — 254 pages
Kang, Myung Hun
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Indochina Research Monographs

Indochina Research Monograph 1
China and Vietnam: The Roots of Conflict
William J. Duiker
1986 — 136 pages
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Indochina Research Monograph 2
The Search for a Negotiated Settlement of the Vietnam War
Goodman, Allan E.
1986 — 123 pages
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Indochina Research Monograph 3
Lost Years: My 1632 Days in Vietnamese Reeducation Camps
Tran Tri Vu
1988 — 381 pages
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Indochina Research Monograph 4
The Vietnamese Tradition of Human Rights
Tạ Văn Tài
1988 — 292 pages
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Indochina Research Monograph 5
The Bunker Papers: Reports to The President From Vietnam, Volume 1
The Bunker Papers: Reports to The President From Vietnam, Volume 2
The Bunker Papers: Reports to The President From Vietnam, Volume 3
Pike, Douglas ed.
1990 — 3 volumes
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Indochina Research Monograph 6
Vietnam Population Dynamics and Prospects
Judith Banister
1993 — 105 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies

Research Papers and Policy Studies 1
U.S.-Japan Economic Relations: A Symposium on Critical Issues
1980 — 57 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 3
The Politics of Japan's Energy Strategy: Resources—Diplomacy—Security
Ronald A. Morse, Editor
1981 — 166 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 4
After Saigon Fell: Daily Life Under the Vietnamese Communists
Nguyen Long with Harry H. Kendall
1981 — 164 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 7
Economic, Political, and Security Issues in Southeast Asia in the 1980s
Robert A. Scalapino and Jusuf Wanandi, editors
1982 — 230 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 9
Institutions for Change in Japanese Society
George DeVos, editor
1984 — 244 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 10
Coastal States, Regional Powers, Superpowers and the Malacca-Singapore Straits
Yaacov Y.I. Vertzberger
1984 — 100 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 12
The United States and Thailand: Alliance Dynamics, 1950–1985
R. Sean Randolph
1986 — 245 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 13
United States-Pakistan Relations
Leo E. Rose and Noor A. Husain, editors
1985 — 270 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 14
Asian Economic Development — Present and Future
Robert A. Scalapino, Seizaburo Sato, and Jusuf Wanandi, editors
1985 — 241 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 15
Asian Political Institutionalization
Robert A. Scalapino, Seizaburo Sato, and Jusuf Wanandi, editors
1986 — 312 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 16
Internal and External Security Issues in Asia
Robert A. Scalapino, Seizaburo Sato, and Jusuf Wanandi, editors
1986 — 273 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 17
Pacific-Asian Issues: American and Chinese Views
Robert A. Scalapino and Chen Qimao, editors
1986 — 289 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 18
ASEAN in Regional and Global Context
Karl D. Jackson, Sukhumbhand Paribatra and J. Soedjati Djiwandono, editors
1986 — 357 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 20
United States-Thailand Relations
Karl D. Jackson and Wiwat Mungkandi, editors
1986 — 332 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 21
Educational Exchanges: Essays on the Sino-American Experience
Joyce K. Kallgren and Denis Fred Simon, editors
1987 — 257 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 22
Pakistan-U.S. Relations: Social, Political, and Economic Factors
Noor A. Husain and Leo E. Rose, editors
1988 — 326 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 23
Thailand-U.S. Relations: Changing Political, Strategic, and Economic Factors
Ansil Ramsay and Wiwat Mungkandi, editors
1988 — 335 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 24
ASEAN and China: An Evolving Relationship
Joyce K. Kallgren, Noordin Sopiee, and Soedjati Djiwandono, editors
1988 — 368 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 27
Pacific-Asian Economic Policies and Regional Interdependence
Robert A. Scalapino, Seizaburo Sato, Jusuf Wanandi, and Sung-joo Han, editors
1988 — 352 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 29
U.S.-China Economic Relations: Present and Future
Richard H. Holton and Wang Xi, editors
1989 — 340 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 30
Normalization with China: A Comparative Study of U.S. and Japanese Processes
Sadako Ogata
1988 — 113 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 32
Beyond Afghanistan: The Emerging U.S.-Pakistan Relations
Leo E. Rose and Kamal Matinuddin, editors
1989 — 335 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 33
U.S.-Thailand Relations in a New International Era
Clark D. Neher and Wiwat Mungkandi, editors
1990 — 318 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 34
Korea-U.S. Relations in a Changing World
Robert Sutter and Han Sungjoo, editors
1990 — 255 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 35
Japan, ASEAN, and the United States
Harry H. Kendall and Clara Joewono, editors
1991 — 320 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 36
Asia in the 1990s: American and Soviet Perspectives
Robert A. Scalapino and Gennady I. Chufrin, editors
1991 — 270 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 37
In Search of a New Order in East Asia
Chong-Sik Lee, editor
1991 — 207 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 38
Toward a New World Order: Adjusting India-U.S. Relations
Leo E. Rose and Eric Gonsalves, editors
1992 — 160 pages
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Research Papers and Policy Studies 40
Dilemma and Decision: An Organizational Perspective on American China Policy Making
Yufan Hao
1997 — 352 pages
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Special Publications

Special Publications
Reader's Guide to China's Literary Gazette
Phyllis Wang and Donald A. Gibbs, eds.
1991 — 525 pages
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Advanced Spoken Japanese

Advanced Spoken Japanese, Volume 1
Advanced Spoken Japanese: Tonari No Shibafu
Katsuhiko Sakuma, Frank T. Motofuji
1980 — Lessons 1-9
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Advanced Spoken Japanese, Volume 2
Advanced Spoken Japanese: Tonari No Shibafu
Katsuhiko Sakuma, Frank T. Motofuji
1980 — Lessons 10-18
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Advanced Spoken Japanese, Index
Advanced Spoken Japanese: Tonari No Shibafu
Katsuhiko Sakuma, Frank T. Motofuji
1980 — Index
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Recent Posts

Bookworm Literary Festival 2018

By David Haysom, March 2, '18


The Beijing Bookworm Literary Festival is back, with a great line-up of events featuring international authors and some of our favourite local writers, including Xia Jia, Murong Xuecun, Ren Xiaowen, Sun Yisheng, and many more! Pathlight will also be represented at a translation workshop in collaboration with Spittoon magazine.

Chen Xiwo answers questions on Los Angeles Review of Books China Channel

By Nicky Harman, March 1, '18

Chen Xiwo has some very interesting things to say about his short story 'Pain,' from his collection in translation, The Book of Sins, in a discussion on the Los Angeles Review of Books, with his publisher Harvey Thomlinson, LARB's editorial team, and me, Book of Sins translator.

Another list of "Ten Best"!

By Nicky Harman, March 1, '18

I was asked to produce a list of the ten best novels in translation for the China in Context book festival weekend, which focusses this year on translation. I managed to slip "of the" into the title, and have emphasised it's a very personal list. And I guess any publicity (for Chinese literature) is good publicity!

Hong Ke: Xi’an-based Writer Inspired by Xinjiang’s History and Culture Has Passed Awaynews.hsw.cn

Chinese media report that prolific Xi’an-based novelist Hong Ke (红柯), who was long captivated by the multiethnic history of Xinjiang, died on February 24, 2018 (突发: 陕西著名作家红柯去世享年56岁).

He left his native Shaanxi for Xinjiang in 1983 and lived for a decade in the Ili Kazakh Autonomous Prefecture bordering on Mongolia and Russia. Although he returned to Shaanxi and took up university teaching positions in Xi’an, Hong Ke --- a Han who never mastered any language but Mandarin --- was deeply inspired by the cultural fusion he discovered in China's far northwest, and subsequently penned numerous novels and short stories set in Xinjiang that feature historical and legendary characters from China's various ethnicities. See here for his Chinese novels, here for an English excerpt from one of them, Urho (乌尔和), and here for excellent backgrounder on him in French.

The Economist Reviews A Hero Bornwww.economist.com

“A Hero Born” is the first of the 12 volumes of “Legends of the Condor Heroes”, written in the late 1950s. Set in the years after 1205, it enjoyably wields the weapons of wuxia -- traditional martial-arts fiction, with its spectacular combat and pauses for philosophy -- to show Chinese identity under threat from foreign and domestic foes. “Three generations of useless emperors” have brought the Song dynasty to its knees. Quisling allies of the Jurchen Jin invaders, who rule the north, abet imperial decline.

Enter the dragons of salvation: an “eccentric” kung fu clan known as the Seven Freaks of the South, and the militant Taoist monks of the Quanzhen sect. They are first rivals, then collaborators. Though strained, their joint mission embodies a pact between “physical force” and the “more enlightened path” of wisdom that may rescue China.

Taiwanese novelist Wu Ming-Yi, looking for a father and stolen bicyclesmychinesebooks.com

The novel [The Stolen Bicycle] shows us the talent but also the personality of the novelist: his obsession with ecology is obvious as his passion for bicycles; he even toured Taiwan on an old collector’s bike to promote his novel! A specialist of butterflies, the novelist evokes the industry around them and collages made with their wings.

His family is a central theme and there are many references to the Chunghua Shopping Center where the family worked and lived. Finally, as in other books, he immerses us into the history of Taiwan, Japanese colonization and aboriginals but underlines: “I did not write this novel out of nostalgia but out of respect for an era I did not experience."

Nevertheless, the unifying theme of the novel is the search for a lost father whom the narrator hopes to find by his bicycles which were stolen or lost or abandoned.

(The book is reviewed in both French and English)

Vermont Center Translation Fellowships: Deadline March 1stvermontstudiocenter.org

LiT Program residencies are an exceptional opportunity for international writers and English-language translators to create new work individually and in collaboration, to find a wider audience for contemporary writers through translation, and to participate in literary exploration and cultural exchange as members of the global creative community at VSC.

The Urbanization of Chinese Fictionthemetropole.blog

From The Metropole, 8 Feb 2018.
By Kristin Stapleton, a member of the board of directors of the Urban History Association and of the Global Urban History Project. She teaches history at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. Her research focuses on urban administration in China and representations of cities in Chinese fiction. She is the author of Fact in Fiction: 1920’s China and Ba Jin’s Family

Chinese Books for Young Readers - the first 60 posts

By Helen Wang, February 4, '18

In 2016 Minjie Chen, Anna Gustafsson Chen and I started a blog/web-resource Chinese Books for Young Readers. We just posted our 60th piece. Thanks to everyone who has helped us along the way. Keep following! -- See the full list with weblinks here

The Growth of Chinese Children’s Bookswww.publishersweekly.com

U.S. publishers cross borders to import more children’s books from China, as Chinese publishers create contemporary stories. - a long article by Karen Springen (paywalled)

Douglas Hofstadter on Machine Translationwww.theatlantic.com

Whenever I translate, I first read the original text carefully and internalize the ideas as clearly as I can, letting them slosh back and forth in my mind. It’s not that the words of the original are sloshing back and forth; it’s the ideas that are triggering all sorts of related ideas, creating a rich halo of related scenarios in my mind. Needless to say, most of this halo is unconscious. Only when the halo has been evoked sufficiently in my mind do I start to try to express it—to “press it out”—in the second language. I try to say in Language B what strikes me as a natural B-ish way to talk about the kinds of situations that constitute the halo of meaning in question.

China’s Fiction and Nonfiction Bestsellers of 2017publishingperspectives.com

Fiction bestsellers in China last year were dominated by non-Chinese authors, according to OpenBook, while homegrown authors sold better in nonfiction.

US National Book Awards Adds Translation Prizepublishingperspectives.com

As nationalism continues to influence American politics, the National Book Awards adds a category for translated literature with ‘the power to touch us as American readers.’

Borderland Fiction: The Mongol Would-be Self-immolatorapjjf.org

Guidelines for censorship in the Xi Jinping Era have tightened considerably for all, be they bloggers, reporters or novelists, but for minority authors who wish to highlight the culture or challenges facing non-Han peoples within today’s PRC, the obstacles to publication and the list of “unmentionables” is even longer. Aside from a shortage of translators working from indigenous languages into Mandarin or foreign languages, there is also the subtle impact of state- and self-censorship that ensures certain “ethnic realities” are rarely depicted, be it in a magazine, book or online, in reportage or even fictional form. A Uyghur businessman who tries to book a room in Shanghai may be informed the hotel is full, or face interrogation from a policeman; a community of Mongolian herders may be conveniently classified as “ecological migrants” (生态移民), given negligible compensation and forced to relocate, in order to make way for a profitable mining project or power plant; and a rural Tibetan dweller may be refused entry to Lhasa, home to innumerable sites sacred to indigenous Buddhists, because he lacks a travel permit to enter the administrative capital of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.

Such real-life phenomena are contentious and perceived by the authorities as likely to breed “inter-ethnic” discontent, and when mentioned in literary works or reportage are heavily redacted or simply not published. Very occasionally, however, a minority author — as in the excerpt below — manages to skirt the censors and turn the spotlight on burning issues.

The 2018 Franklin Buchanan Prize winnerwww.asian-studies.org

Congratulations to Aili Mu, with Mike Smith, for their book Contemporary Chinese Short-Short Stories: A Parallel Text (Columbia University Press, 2017) - see which short stories were chosen here

Somewhere in China: Reading Between the Lines and the ‘Fiction of Compromise’www.oif.ala.org

“Somewhere in…” is a monthly column from the Global Literature in Libraries Initiative that addresses international censorship issues.

Job Posting: Pathlight Managing Editor

By Eric Abrahamsen, January 23, '18

Pathlight Magazine, a Paper Republic publication, is looking for a new Managing Editor!

The position is about half time (though sometimes busier than others), and based in Beijing. You will be working together (mostly remotely) with Paper Republic editors, and with People’s Literature Magazine, our Chinese partners. Responsibilities include:

  1. Keeping the magazine to a quarterly publication schedule.
  2. Working with Paper Republic and People’s Literature to collectively choose a theme and a table of contents for each issue.
  3. Assigning and collecting translations.
  4. Editing translations, or assigning editing work to other editors.
  5. Doing social media promotion.

We’ll provide translator and editor resources, and help connect you with everyone you need to talk to.

Salary is paid per issue, and is competitive.

Our ideal candidate:

  1. Is in Beijing.
  2. Is a Chinese => English translator. One of the strengths of Pathlight is that our translations are edited by translators.
  3. Is organized, and not afraid to crack the whip.
  4. Is conversant with contemporary Chinese fiction and poetry.
  5. Has some familiarity with digital publishing, including using InDesign and manipulating epub files.
  6. Has a bit of experience dealing with Chinese government-owned institutions.
  7. Would be available to start in the next couple months.

Interested parties please email info@paper-republic.org.

Suggestions for Our Database

By Eric Abrahamsen, January 16, '18

Spurred by Three Percent's new searchable database of translations, in particular the ability to add new or missing titles, I've finally gotten around to finishing the first version of a similar "suggestions" function for the Paper Republic database of translated Chinese literature.

You can find the "Suggest an addition" link on the left-hand side of the PR pages, or follow this link directly. Right now it's limited to suggesting works of literature (though there's a write-in field for authors who aren't in the database), but I hope to eventually expand the options. If you're adding new works of literature to the database, please remember that Chinese originals and English translations have equal standing, so make two suggestions.

And thanks! If you have any suggestions about the suggestion (meta-suggestions!), please leave them in comments on this post.

The Other Side of Hope: Jia Zhangke and his Pingyao film festival

By Nicky Harman, January 14, '18

In-depth article about Jia Zhangke and the Pingyao film festival, including a mention and still from Han Dong's debut A Night at the Wharf [《在码头》] (Han Dong directed, Jia Zhangke produced): https://www.filmcomment.com/article/jia-zhangke-pingyao-film-festival/

Chinese Lit in Translation and Literary Saloonwww.complete-review.com

203: Books reviewed in 2017

Number of reviewed books by country of author (51 countries in total):

  1. France 27.5
  2. Japan 26
  3. US 20.5
  4. UK 16
  5. Italy 10
  6. Spain 10
  7. Russia 8
  8. India 6
  9. Romania 5
  10. Belgium 4

2017: Best Books in Chinese

By David Haysom, December 30, '17

Which works of sci fi were worth reading this year? Whose fiction has forged a new way of representing dialect in literature? Why are Chinese authors reading the critic James Wood? And what was life like for Communist guerrillas in the jungles of 1980s Malaysia? Find out in our list of the best books published in Chinese in 2017, as chosen by Paper Republic and friends!

Fading Tones: The Slow Demise of Yunnan’s Epic Songswww.sixthtone.com

YUNNAN, Southwest China — Guo Youzhen takes a deep breath and starts singing about the origins of the universe.

She sings of Gezi, the Creator, who forged the earth and the sky from nothing. She sings of Ah Fu, whose three sons clung fast to the edge of the sky and hauled it downward to meet the earth below. She sings of the pythons that encircled the earth and divided it into uplands and lowlands, the ants that nibbled at the ground’s frayed edges until they all lay straight, and the menagerie of wild animals that applied the finishing touches.

Three pairs of boars, three pairs of elephants, dug the soil for 77 days and nights. They made the mountains; they made the hills. They made the flats, and the beds that water fills.

Guo reaches the end of the verse and pauses for breath. “It’s a very long song,” she smiles. “You could sing for three days and nights, and still not reach the end.”

Big sky, small world — this is right. Heaven and earth are well-aligned.

There are only a handful of people left who can sing the creation myths of the Yi people, one of China’s 55 official ethnic minorities, from start to finish. The myths form the centerpiece of meige, a style of sung storytelling that has been passed down among Yunnan province’s Yi communities for centuries.

"Translating Wor(l)ds" (Edizioni Ca' Foscari) launches

By Nicky Harman, December 18, '17

Edizioni Ca' Foscari are proud to announce the publication of the first volume of the peer-reviewed series "Translating Wor(l)ds". Littérature chinoise et globalisation. Enjeux linguistiques, traductologiques et génériques, edited by Nicoletta Pesaro and Yinde Zhang, is available in open access here Lots of interesting articles by eminent translators and academics like Martina Codeluppi, Nicoletta Pesaro, Victor Vuilleumier, Yinde Zhang, Shuang Xu, Noël Dutrait, Paolo Magagnin and Barbara Leonesi.

World Literature Today’s 75 Notable Translations of 2017www.worldliteraturetoday.org

On the list: Can Xue/Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping, and Chan Ho-Kei/Jeremy Tiang.

The True Story of Lu Xun and XJP's "The China Story"www.chinafile.com

It is timely to encounter these works [essays in Jottings] today, for although the People’s Republic is anything but voiceless under Xi Jinping, it has paradoxically become silent. Censorship and fear are commonplace, as has so often been the case in the past, and there is cowed conformity. Instead of celebrating a polyphony of voices, Xi Jinping and his propagandists extol Official China, one that speaks in a monotone allowing only for one, unified narrative: “The China Story.” In this story dissent has been quelled and heterodox views eliminated.

Review: Internet Literature in Chinawww.complete-review.com

Conditions in China, with strong government controls over (physical) publication -- of books and magazines -- certainly were conducive to an explosive growth of online publication unlike anywhere else. As Hockx notes, the requirement of a 'book number' (ISBN) for the publication of any book in China has presented a considerable hurdle, and allowed for continued strong state control over what gets published in physical form. While online-publishing is not a "free-for-all from which state regulators have withdrawn entirely", control has been both lighter and not as far-reaching -- including for the simple logistical reason that it's nearly impossible to keep track of everything published online. Hockx provides numerous interesting examples of how the state has tried to maintain order -- and what the red lines are (such as the treatment of sexually explicit material) --, as well the evasive maneuvers authors and publishers can take, such as avoiding the use of terms that are readily flagged (and coming up with creative substitutes).

Translated term of the Week: Chinternetchinadigitaltimes.net

Dà Zhōnghuá Júyùwǎng 大中华局域网

Qualifications for entrance to Chinternet: 1) Server based on the mainland, where the law permits censorship and unrestricted government access to end-user data, 2) For sites with servers outside the PRC, politically correct content

Chinese online lit update: Who says you can't charge for reading online fiction?www.china.org.cn

According to the company's [China Reading's] IPO prospectus, during the first half of 2017, active users of the reading platform reached 191.8 million, comprising 179.3 million smart phone users and 12.5 million computer surfers. Its business models in forms of VIP charges and categorized authors lead in the online reading industry, thanks to the industrial mogul Wu Wenhui, who initiated and promoted the acquisition and founded the online publishing and reading function.

The major revenue source is readers' fees - exemplified by China Reading's 84.9 percent of income generated by payments for online reading during the first half of 2017.

A hero reborn: ‘China’s Tolkien’ aims to conquer western readerswww.theguardian.com

Just one of the many articles and interviews anticipating Anna Holmwood's translation of "A Hero Born", the first volume in Jin Yong's series Legends of the Condor Heroes. Publication due February 2018 - we can't wait!

Translations from Chinese in 2017

By Helen Wang, November 21, '17

As usual, we at Paper Republic have assembled a list of book-length translations from Chinese into English over the year. Congratulations to all authors and translators! This year’s list is longer than ever, and several books have won international prizes. Your additions, comments, corrections to this list are welcome - please leave a comment below and we’ll update the list.

This is our sixth annual list; previous lists are here: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.

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