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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

A street stall seller finds himself at the center of an interplanetary business deal in Wang Nuonuo’s sci-fi short story

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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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Fiction: The Doctor

Resurrecting Mongolian mythology with writer Surina

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Fiction: The Empty Room

The distance in an intimate relationship—a short story from our issue “High Steaks”

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Chilling Tales from Youyang, Part 3

Three more spooky stories from a ninth-century book of tales

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Fiction: The Trial

A novelist discovers the power of words over life and death—from our issue “Contagion”

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