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The Dark Room Problem

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Restaurant of The Thousand Arms | Fiction

Short story writer Hu Yuesheng offers a modern update on the wuxia novel

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Hi-Lee-Bon | Fiction

An old man and a mysterious snack set the scene for this cynical and humorous tale by Zheng Zaihuan

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June 23, 2016 | Fiction

In this short story, writer Gu Xiang finds humanity and humor in the idiosyncrasies of elderly Chinese

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The Stranger on the Train

Wu Shangwei finds the motions of life through the characters met on a train ride

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Why do cats gather at night?

Writer Wang Nuonuo's imaginative take on an age-old question

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Starside Economy

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Fiction: District Champ

Writer Ban Yu explores a clash of values in a northeastern factory town

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Fiction: Sixty-Degree Grassland Liquor

A clash of values on the fast-disappearing Mongolian grassland

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