The World of Chinese
THE WAY SPRING ARRIVES AND OTHER STORIES
According to Lindsey Hall, senior editor at Tordotcom (the book's publishers),
The Way Spring Arrives and Other Stories started as a project to rid translated Chinese science fiction of its “old boys' club” feel. In this anthology, editors Yu Chen and Regina Kanyu Wang have picked 17 short sci-fi and fantasy stories, all written within the past five years by Chinese female and gender non-binary authors, widening the English reader's view of China's sci-fi scene. The anthology is a voyage through some remarkable and bizarre worlds—a restaurant at the end of the universe, children harvesting stars in the fields of Anhui, a woman carrying a corpse across a strange landscape. Both informative and entertaining, the book ends with two essays on writing and translation in contemporary Chinese literature by Xueting Christine Ni and Rebecca F. Kuang.