The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast
Ep 39 - Zhou Haohui and Death Notice with Zac Haluza

Ep 39 - Zhou Haohui and Death Notice with Zac Haluza

October 10, 2020

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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 its polymath translator, Zac Haluza. Expect to be surprised by just how much this work was adapted in translation.

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Ep 16 - Chen Zijin and The Untouched Crime with Michelle Deeter

Ep 16 - Chen Zijin and The Untouched Crime with Michelle Deeter

October 22, 2019

"Remember, if the police come by in the next few days, just answer their questions the way I taught you."

In the sixteenth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at Chen Zijin's The Untouched Crime (无证之罪/wú zhèng zhī zuì)

This novel is a murder mystery with a twist set in...well the setting depends on whether you’re reading the original Chinese, or our guest Michelle Deeter's English translation, published by Amazon Crossing. I bet you want to know why. So, you’d better hit play. Right?

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Ep 10 - A Yi and A Perfect Crime

Ep 10 - A Yi and A Perfect Crime

July 27, 2019

"I tried. I put everything into being an exceptional student. But those things are like water cast out in the desert, they evaporate quickly. Whenever I started something, I would picture its inevitable ending. An apple becomes pips in the trash."

In the tenth episode of The Translated Chinese Fiction Podcast, we are looking at A Yi's A Perfect Crime (猫和老鼠/māo hé lǎoshǔ)

This is dark and existential novel translated by Anna Holmwood wastes neither word nor sentiment on the reader. Prepare for discomfort as we take on the perspective of an alienated highschooler who murders his classmate for no real reason, then goes on the run.

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INEQUALITY AND CRIME RATES IN CHINA by Tsun Se Cheong and Yanrui Wu

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