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Chinese Literature Today

About Chinese Literature Today: Featuring the best of modern Chinese literature and groundbreaking critical essays in high-quality translation, Chinese Literature Today grants the world direct access to China.

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Norman,  OK 73019-6400

Phone: (405) 325-2383



Submission/Subscription Information:

Simultaneous submissions: no Email submissions: yes Reading period: year-round Response time: 4-8 weeks Payment: copies Contests: no ISSN: Print: 2151-4399 Online: 2156-8634 Founded: 2010 Issues per year: 2 Copy price: $10 Average pages: 112 Sample price (postpaid): free in US Subscription (Ind) 1 year: $20 (US); $40 (Int'l) Subscription (Inst) 1 year: $40 (US); $80 (Int'l)

Publisher’s description: As modern China becomes an increasingly visible player on the world’s stage, it is more important than ever for the world to gain an understanding of Chinese culture. Chinese Literature Today, a new title from the award-winning World Literature Today, grants the world direct access to China.

CLT’s mission is to provide high-quality English translations of the best of Chinese literature. Each issue will spotlight a range of important writers, topics, and scholars, and will feature both original literary works and groundbreaking critical essays. CLT includes all genres of fiction and non-fiction, from poetry, short story, novella, and novel excerpts to literary essay and memoir. Book reviews, news, interviews, and visual arts will complete CLT’s coverage of China’s modern arts.

We see CLT as a major cultural door that has opened between China and the United States, and we hope you will subscribe today.

Recent issues:

The new issue spotlights not just one, but two featured authors: recent Nobel Award-winner Mo Yan, and the winner of the 2009 Man Asian Literary Award, Su Tong. Our featured scholar section delves into the poetic theories of poet-scholar Wai-lim Yip. Special sections will delight lovers of film and poetry alike. We hope you’ll enjoy every last paragraph of this special double issue, which includes both issues 1 & 2 of CLT volume 3.

In addition to introducing Western readers to the controversial poetry and poetics of featured writer Yi Sha, this issue [2.2] holds in store for readers a collection of literary essays, stories, and talks by many of China’s most well-known novelists: Zhang Wei, Fan Xiaoqing, and Li Er. Following the section on the impossible possibilities of translation is a gallery of poetry by contemporary Chinese poets and a special section on China’s minority poetry and poetics. Finally, our featured scholar, Yue Daiyun, who has been accredited with mobilizing a rebirth of comparative literature studies in China, reveals how reading Chinese Literature Today offers a peek into the world of tomorrow.

The latest issue of Chinese Literature Today (vol. 2, no. 1) 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 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.


last updated 1/13/2014