what I write in English


Yellow Summer Rain, Guernica, 2022

A brief history of a boy’s encounters with three English teachers and how they changed his life.

Reunions, Carve, 2022

A retired teacher’s tragicomic attempt to re-anchor herself to the world.

My Brief Time as A Nationalist, Catamaran, 2021 (Pushcart Nominee)

How an international student’s search for friendship lands herself in a tricky situation.

This Second Life, The Shanghai Literary Review, 2021

How a new immigrant gets entangled in his friend’s metamorphosis on the foreign land.

Poems & Nonfiction:

Pipa, The Margins, 2021

What China’s Literary Community is Reading During the Coronavirus Pandemic, LitHub, 2020

Coronavirus Has Ground Chinese Publishing to a Halt, LitHub, 2020

Bank of Emergency, Arsenika, 2020

My Mother’s Fiction, A Public Space, 2019

The PEN World Voices Festival as It Happened: The Trick of Translation, Words Without Borders, 2018

Footprints in the Snow, The Millions, 2017


Placing Women at the Center: A Conversation with Honor Moore, The Los Angeles Review of Books, 2021

Writing From In-Between: A Conversation With Yan Ge, SupChina, 2018

Interview with Arundhati Roy, Brooklyn Magazine, 2018