Joshua L. Freeman is a historian of modern China and a translator of Uyghur literature. He is an assistant research fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, and is currently completing a monograph titled The Poetry of Power: Uyghur National Culture in Twentieth-Century China. His writing has appeared in the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, and the Times Literary Supplement; his translations have appeared in the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the New Statesman. His translation of Uyghur poet Tahir Hamut Izgil’s memoir, Waiting to Be Arrested at Night, will be published in August 2023 by Penguin Press in the US and Jonathan Cape in the UK, and will be the basis for translations into twelve other languages. More of his translations can be found at his website.