Articles by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

New Youth and Old Nightmares

July 1, 2015

2015 has been a good year so far when it comes to contemporary Chinese literature in translation, thanks to the publication of English-language editions of novels by two of China’s most important contemporary writers: Yan Lianke and Yu Hua. Yan’s The Four Books, very ably translated by Carlos… more »

Articles by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Make Way for Han Han

November 15, 2012

Q: When a foreigner comes over and gives you a slap in the face, you take it lying down and don’t fight back. Are you just trying to show how cool you are? A: No foreigner has come over and given me a slap. Q: Han Han, a foreigner rapes your mother, and you still won’t put up a protest. A:… more »