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Chen Zeping, professor of Chinese linguistics at Fujian Normal University, Fuzhou, China, has written more than thirty articles and papers for professional journals and international conferences, and has also published numerous books in his field. He has also taught at Southern Oregon University and at Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan. In 2005, he received a fellowship from the Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Science to present a series of lectures in Japan. He returned there to present lectures in early 2008. Since 1999, he has collaborated with Karen Gernant in translating contemporary Chinese fiction into English. Their translations have appeared in Conjunctions, Manoa, turnrow, Chinese Literature, Black Warrior Review, and Ninth Letter, and include Can Xue’s Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories (New Directions, 2006); Five Spice Street (Yale University Press, 2009); Vertical Motion (Open Letter Books, 2011); and Frontier (Open Letter, 2017), as well as Eleven Contemporary Chinese Writers (Turnrow Books, 2010); Zhang Kangkang’s White Poppies and Other Stories (Cornell East Asia Series, 2011); and Alai’s Tibetan Soul (MerwinAsia, 2012).