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It’s nearly November, so it’s time for our next Author of the Month, and we’re very excited to be welcoming Yan Ge to the project, and to Leeds! Recently chosen by People’s Literature Magazine as one of ‘China’s Twenty Future Literary Masters’, Yan Ge’s writing is funny, warm, and insightful, turning a...

To continue our countdown to Chen Xiwo’s visit to Leeds on October 9th, Make-Do Publishing‘s Harvey Thomlinson tells us about Chen, his work, and his refusal to compromise.  In June 2007, the Fuzhou office of China Customs intercepted a package addressed to a teacher of comparative literature at a local...

Our first event is just over a week away, and our book club is up and running! Every month, we’ll be choosing a featured author, and we’ll put one of their stories – in Chinese and in English translation – up on our site, as well as audio recordings where...

In advance of his visit to Leeds on October 9th, here are Chen Xiwo’s own words on his experiences of writing and censorship. (This article was originally published as the preface to Make-Do Publishing‘s Modern Chinese Masters volume of his work, and is reprinted with their kind permission). At about...

For the first of our blog series on translation and translators, we’re delighted to be joined by Nicky Harman, who has kindly agreed to tell us a bit about her work. Nicky is one of the UK’s foremost Chinese-English translators, working on poems and novels by writers such as Chen...

We have plans. Big plans. We’re getting ready for our launch event on October 9th, and are excited to be joined by author Chen Xiwo, translator Nicky Harman, and publisher Harvey Thomlinson. Chen’s new book The Book of Sins, has been translated by Nicky, and is published by Make-Do Studios, and...