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Can Xue

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Can Xue, meaning "dirty snow, leftover snow," is the pseudonym of Deng Xiaohua. She was born in 1953 in Changsha City, Hunan province; her parents were sent to the countryside during the Cultural Revolution, and she only graduated from elementary school. Can learned English on her own and wrote books on Borges, Shakespeare, and Dante. Her publications in English include Dialogues in Paradise, Old Floating Cloud, The Embroidered Shoes, Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories, Five Spice Street, and Vertical Motion.