The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast
Ep 8 - Interview with Dylan Levi King

Ep 8 - Interview with Dylan Levi King

April 30, 2019

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"Howard Goldblatt is Jay Z and Nicky Harman is Nas"

In this episode I'm talking to Dylan Levi King, translator of Dong Xi's Record of Regret. We talk about Xuzhou's dog tacos, Chinese libraries, Ghost in the Shell...and of course Miss Sophie's Diary. Dylan also spoke about the world of Chinese to English translation, his love of Jia Pingwa, and his own growth as a translator.

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Ep 7 - Ding Ling and The Diary of Miss Sophie

Ep 7 - Ding Ling and The Diary of Miss Sophie

April 27, 2019

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"I was so angry I wanted to weep, but I laughed aloud."

In the seventh episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at: The Diary of Miss Sophie (莎菲女士的日记/Shāfēi Nǚshì de Rìjì)

This is a very personal journey of 'Miss Sophie', an outspoken woman navigating all the questions modern life in early 20th century, May Fourth Movement era China is throwing at her. It's frigging fascinating.

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The translation I read is from the Beacon Press edition of I Myself am a Woman: Selected Writings of Ding Ling.

In Quest of the Writer Ding Ling by Yi-Tsi Mei Feuerwerker

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Ep 6 - Interview with Dong Li

Ep 6 - Interview with Dong Li

April 18, 2019

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'It was in the desert that I found poetry.'

In this episode we're talking to Dong Li, translator of The Wild Great Wall (野长城 // Yě Chángchéng) by the poet Zhu Zhu.

Dong Li was born in the PRC and now resides in Germany. He's had fellowships and publications galore, and can speak Chinese, English, German, and French.

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Here's the three poets Dong Li recommends you check out:

Dong Li's World Literature Today article www. 

Phoneme Media - @phoneme_media

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Ep 5 - Zhu Zhu and The Wild Great Wall

Ep 5 - Zhu Zhu and The Wild Great Wall

April 6, 2019

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"This moment countless men up the stairs. Upstairs, Chopin already in the dark. Downstairs, dying alone in a crowd."

In this episode we are looking at: The Wild Great Wall (野长城 // Yě Chángchéng)

It's a brand new release. It's poetic, it's universal and cross-cultural, and yet it's also quite defiantly (I dare to say) Chinese. In a funny sort of way.

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