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Vol. 2 No.1
Chinese Literature Today

This issue of Chinese Literature Today features a new story from Taiwanese novelist Li Ang and a revealing conversation between her "Bright" and "Dark" personas. Howard Goldblatt, one of the most important figures in East-West literature, also conducts a bold new self-interview as well as providing an excerpt from his upcoming translation of Mo Yan's new novel, Sandalwood Death. Our Word & Image section features the shifting landscapes of contemporary Chinese photography and the rebirth of China's painter-poets Luo Qing and Che Qianzi. Rounding out the issue is new work by and an interview with poet Wang Jiaxin.

Table of Contents

VOLUME 2, NUMBER 1

FEATURED AUTHOR: LI ANG
06         "Beef Noodles" by Li Ang
14         Dark Li Ang vs Bright Li Ang: A Self-Interview by Li Ang
24         The Spirit of Deer Town and the Redemption of Li Ang's Uncanny Literary Home by Darryl Sterk

SPECIAL SECTION: WORD AND IMAGE
32         Modern Chinese Photography, a Photo Essay by Alan Atkinson
50         Between Word and Image: Luo Qing and the Visual-Verbal Self-Portrait by Paul Manfredi
60         Poetics as Reincarnation: A Conversation with Che Qianzi by Glenn Mott
68         Selected poems and paintings by Che Qianzi

WRITER INTERVIEW
78        Traveling Poetry and the Presence of Soul: An Interview with Wang Jiaxin by John A. Crespi
83         Five poems by Wang Jiaxin

FEATURED SCHOLAR: HOWARD GOLDBLATT
86         Hankering after Soverign Images: Modern Chinese Fiction and the Voices of Howard Goldblatt by Christopher Lupke
93         Memory, Speak by Howard Goldblatt
97         A Mi Manera: Howard Goldblatt at Home: A Self-Interview by Howard Goldblatt
105         Two poems by Xiao Hong, translated by Howard Goldblatt
106         Sandalwood Death by Mo Yan, an excerpt translated by Howard Goldblatt

IN EVERY ISSUE
03      Editor's Note
04      Contributors
112    Chinese Literature in Review
128    Pacific Bridge

ON THE COVER
Moon 2
by Chen Nong

BOOK REVIEWS

Qi Bangnuan, The Big Run River, A Memoir
Liang Hong, China in the Liang Village
Zhang Dachun, The Urban Violent Gang (in two volumes) 
Tianxin Zhu, A Song of Clog Throwing
Shijiang Li, The Chinese Department
Bei Dao, The City Gates Open
Yang Jiang, About to Drink Tea
Han Han, Chorus of Solos
Li Ang, A Romance Across Seven Incarnations

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