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Julia Lovell

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Julia Lovell

Julia Lovell teaches Chinese history and literature at the University of Cambridge. She has spent extended periods of time in China and has recently translated the prizewinning Chinese novel A Dictionary of Maqiao.

Articles by Julia Lovell

Da Ma’s Way of Talking
By Zhu Wen
In the summer of 1989, I was assigned to work in an electrical engineering company in Nanjing. My train pulled in at one in the afternoon, and as I walked out of the station—two big bags slung over…
Translated from Chinese by Julia Lovell
from “Serve the People!”
By Yan Lianke
The novel is the only place for a great many of life’s truths. Because it is only in fiction that certain facts can be held up to the light.The novel it is, then, for this particular truth. The…
Translated from Chinese by Julia Lovell