The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

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Episodes of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast

I loathe reason. Reason is the sort of rubbish you can indulge in when life is sweet, like love and honour. I totally reject it. In the sixty first episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction we are opening The Book of Sins (冒犯书 / Màofàn Shū
Just as Nga-Yee thought everything was going back to normal, Siu-Man stepped from the window of their twenty-second-story flat In the sixtieth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are solving the case of Second Sister (網內人
It is a long and painful process to see oneself clearly, as is the process of returning to one’s childhood. In the fifty ninth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are talking with someone who is More Than One Child (隐形小孩 /
The moment I was bitten, I died and became another thing. Now I am loitering on the other shore of the Styx, listening to the past from beyond its waves. In the fifty eighth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are picking
‘Chopin always reminds me of being lovelorn in Penang’ [ this is episode 5 of our Taiwan Season ] In the fifty seventh episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are suffering from Home Sickness (匿逃者 / Nì Táo Zhě), a short story
‘According to the ancient precepts, grief supersedes all formalities’ [ this is episode 4 of our Taiwan Season ] In the fifty sixth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are introducing ourselves to the Taipei People (台北人 /
‘Only if you go to places nobody’s ever been can you see the colours nobody’s ever seen’ [ this is episode 3 of our Taiwan Season ] In the fifty fifth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are meeting The Man with the Compo
‘Some desires, once formed, are impossible to fulfil, so they become frustrations instead. That’s the problem with going forth into new worlds’ [ this is episode 2 of our Taiwan Season ] In the fifty fourth episode of The Translated Chine
‘Two peach trees, two entirely different universes.’ [ this is episode 1 of our Taiwan Season ] In the fifty third episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are peeling back The Membranes (膜 / Mó). Joining me at their respectiv
‘An unruly monkey like you has to be restrained somehow, otherwise you’ll never reform’ In the fifty second episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are departing from the Tang Empire on a haphazard Journey to the West (西游记 / X
'I stand alone on the earth, unable to bring the show to an end' In the 51st episode of the Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we're heading into the far west to come face-to-face with Li Juan, a Han Chinese writer who has found some degr
Starting a podcast is not a dinner party In the fiftieth episode of the Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, I put my feet up and have a beer! Woohoo! - // NEWS ITEMS // Beijing Lights Archives | Spittoon Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? Th
'One morning, Salinger was woken from sleep by deafening noises. Dazed, he gazed outside the window and saw a row of gleaming Baekdu bulldozers, which had been modified from Chonma-ho battle tanks, bearing down on his cabin.' In the forty
'What sort of a fiend are you that you dare change into my appearance, take my descendants captive, occupy my immortal cave, and assume such airs?' In the forty eighth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are doing somethin
When you've stared at the past for so long that time dissolves, you'll be able to wake from your slumber In the forty seventh episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are falling into Beijing Coma (肉之土 / Ròu Zhī Tǔ). Avid Ma Ji
If anyone is reading this notebook — don’t come looking for me. Don’t. In the forty sixth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are undergoing black initiation into The Flock of Ba Hui (巴虺的牧群 / Bāhuī de Mùqún). Returning to
In bars like this, on nights like this, the people of Yong'an would talk of death In the forty fifth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are hunting for the Strange Beasts of China (异兽志 - Yì Shòu Zhì). Two very special gue
 Every person's heart is an island, trapped by water, sequestered from the world In the forty fourth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are going in search of Peach Blossom Paradise (人面桃花 - Rénmiàn Táohuā) by Ge Fei. Rowi
'Underneath the hole is another hole. Do you dare go down?' In the forty third episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are grappling with the experimental literature of Can Xue, as embodied in I Live in the Slums. Helping me t
I am an Evenki woman. I am the wife of our people’s last Clan Chieftain. I was born in the winter. In the forty second episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast we are heading into the mountains of Manchuria to seek out The Last
It is not often that one has the opportunity to observe the extinction of an entire civilisation In the forty first episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are venturing into Cat Country (猫城记 / Māo Chéng Jì), a science fictio
The ultimate fate of all intelligent beings has always been to become as grand as their thoughts. Episode 40 is no ordinary episode! This time TrChFic is crossing over with Couch Command and its esteemed host Keith Hayward to jump right do
executioner: ᴇᴜᴍᴇɴɪᴅᴇs In the thirty ninth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at Death Notice (死亡通知单 / Sǐwáng Tōngzhī Dān), a fast paced crime thriller with a mean streak. Joining me to inspect the corpses is
'O thou city that surpasseth our understanding! How impressive are they emptiness, and thy commonness, and thy bad taste!' In the thirty eighth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at Hymn to Shanghai (上海之歌 / S
'The scholar suddenly glimpsed a movement in the darkness. Something dived towards him like a swift bird. The shadowy outline of a person neared him, reaching out with a hand.' In the thirty seventh episode of The Translated Chinese Fictio
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