Search for texts to read
aesthetics America Beijing books business Chinese overseas city life corruption culture development economy education environment ethics family fiction food government health history Hong Kong inequality international internet language law literature love marriage media migration new generation new media personal story philosophy poetry politics psychology public service regions relationships religion sexuality society sport travel urbanism values women work

Latest Polished Translations
Latest completed translations
Latest translations almost there
Latest translations in progress


Author List

Text By 任晓雯 - Ren Xiaowen

Ren Xiaowen was born in 1978, making her almost-but-not-quite a “post-80’s generation” writer. She got her Master’s Degree in Journalism from Fudan University in 2003, then jointly founded a tea distribution company two years later, which she has recently closed. She is the author of two novels, Them and On the Island, as well as Flying Carpet, a collection of short stories. Her unusual fictional style combines a deep knowledge of traditional Chinese literature, the incisiveness of an academically-trained mind, and a lyrical sense of style.