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 Quarter of the Moon (额尔古纳河右岸 / É'ěrgǔnà Hé Yòu'àn) by Chi Zijian. Tramping with me through the snows is its translator, Bruce Humes.
// NEWS ITEMS //
- The Book of Shanghai: Chen Danyan & Wang Zhanhei in conversation
- The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories, upcoming 'Chinese SFF in Translation' anthology from TOR
- Yan Lianke Wins 2021 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature
// WORD OF THE DAY //
(urireng / 乌力楞 / the basic social unit of Evenki society; the campsite and the clan)
// MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE //
- Northern Hunting Culture - resource for photos of Evenki & other northern ethnic groups
- Eels by The Handsome Family
- Wolf Totem by Jiang Rong
- Animism and Pantheism
- Nature and Ethnic Women: An Ecofeminist Reading of Chi Zijian's The Last Quarter of the Moon and Linda Hogan's Solar Storms