Books covered, discussed and recommended on the podcast

By The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

By The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

Flock of Brown Birds

Ge Fei


Penguin China's neat little edition of Ge Fei's weird and haunting short story

The Invisibility Cloak

Ge Fei


Canaan Morse's translation of Ge Fei's (relatively) realist novel

Narrative Poem

Yang Lian

$24.00 $22.08

Yang Lian's rather strange and very deep poetic journey through a collection of old family photographs

Floral Mutter

Ya Shi

$15.00 $13.80

Nick Admussen's translation of the collected poems of Ya Shi


Hao Jingfang

$28.99 $26.67

China's answer to The Dispossessed

Stories of the Sahara


$28.00 $25.76

Sanmao's entry to the English language

That We May Live: Speculative Chinese Fiction

Si'an Chen, Hui Zhu, et al.

$16.95 $15.59

Beaaautiful design

Broken Stars: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

Ken Liu

$27.99 $25.75

Ken Liu's second Chinese SF anthology

Celestial Empire: The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction

Nathaniel Isaacson


Nathaniel Isaacson breaks down the very first Chinese sci-fi

The Three-Body Problem

Cixin Liu

$17.99 $16.55


Waste Tide

Chen Qiufan


Recycling, revolt, and the future of the human mind?

The Untouched Crime

Zijin Chen


Murder in Hangzhou!

The Chilli Bean Paste Clan

Yan Ge


Family feuding in Sichuan!

The Water Margin: Outlaws of the Marsh: The Classic Chinese Novel

Shi Naian

$29.95 $27.55

*bashes u on the head uwu*


Lu Xun


An edgy redo of a Lu Xun classico

A Madman's Diary: English and Chinese Bilingual Edition

Lu Xun and Vito Inguglia


Eat people!

Wild Grass

Xun Lu


Lu Xun el classico

Lust, Caution: The Story

Eileen Chang


Eileen Chang vs her guilty conscience

Record of Regret, Volume 7

Dong XI


DLK's translation

I Myself Am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling

Ding Ling


Get yourself a whole book of Ding Ling

The Wild Great Wall

Zhu Zhu

$16.00 $14.72

Poetry from a real wanderer

A Hero Born: The Definitive Edition

Jin Yong


Oh, so you wish to sample my Shredding Palm Five Dragons Exhaling Wistfully Technique? Hahaha!

Miracles of Life: Shanghai to Shepperton, an Autobiography

J. G. Ballard


JG Ballard in Shanghai <3

Paper Swordsmen: Jin Yong and the Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel

Christopher Hamm


Where did wuxia's modern incarnation come from? Find out here

The Dream of the Red Chamber: Hung Lou Meng

Cao Xueqin


Baoyu wtf are u doin

The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction


The rare completionists' cousin of Ken Liu's anthologies

Peach Blossom Paradise

Ge Fei

$17.95 $16.51

Ge Fei is the king

Death's End

Cixin Liu

$17.98 $16.54

Liu Cixin explodes your brain

Death Notice

Zhou Haohui


Eumenides wants to know your location