At our latest Annual Conference in June, we heard from a variety of keynote speakers with inspiration for teaching Chinese literature. Here is some exciting news about a free online resource for readers to access regular samples of contemporary Chinese literature…
‘Read Paper Republic’ press release:
“Read Paper Republic, a new initiative by Paper Republic, is for readers who wonder what new Chinese fiction has to offer, and would like to dip a toe in the water. Between Thursday 18th June 2015 and 16th June 2016, we are publishing a complete, free-to-view short story (or essay or poem) by a contemporary Chinese writer, one-a-week for a year, 52 in total. Readers can browse them for free, on their computer, tablet or phone.
“The first short story has just been posted – you can read it here http://paper-republic.org/pubs/read/whos-speaking-please/
“There are more plans afoot, starting with news and reviews of our authors and translators on Paper Republic. Read our stories every Thursday (that’s #TranslationThurs on Twitter) at Read Paper Republic, and check out the web page or ‘like’ our Facebook page to see what we’re doing next. You can even make suggestions and requests!
“Paper Republic is a collective of literary translators who work to promote new Chinese fiction in translation. Set up by Eric Abrahamsen in 2008, it is run entirely by volunteers, and won a Commendation in the Best International Translation Initiative Award at the London Book Fair 2015.”