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Chinese Stories in English
Flash Fiction Index
Stories by Lao Ma 劳马 (pen name of Ma Junjie 马俊杰), whose reputation as a master of Chinese flash fiction is well deserved. Please note filename changes made to conform to the indexing on the author's website: Former Lao Ma 01 = new Lao Ma A; former Lao Ma 02 = new Lao Ma B; former Lao Ma 03 = new Lao Ma 01.
The author is a college professor and it shows in his vocabulary and writing style. This makes his work a challenge for language learners. The stories are worth the extra effort.
Pretty darn good stories by: 1) Wan Junhua (万俊华), Yu Tu (余途) and Liu Wufu (刘吾福);
2) Liu Wufu (刘吾福) and Liao Yuqun (廖玉群);
3) Liang Xianquan (梁闲泉) and Liang Xiaoping (梁小萍).
Excellent stories by: 1) Ma Changshan (马长山), Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Liang Xiaoquan (梁晓泉),et al.; 2) Zhang Wei (张维), Li Jiantong (厉剑童) and Jia Shuling (贾淑玲);
3) Hurrying Scholar (赶路秀才), Clear Little Master (清清小主) and Wang Pingzhong (王平中);
4) Commoner's Small Talk (凡夫微言), Jiang Yuqiao (蒋玉巧) and Potency of Zhongshan (蒋晓辉);
5) Xiao Fuxiang (肖福祥), Li Yuelai (李悦来), Penicillin (青霉素);
6) Yun Zhongyang (云中羊), Chi Zhanyong (迟占勇), Song Dianru (宋殿儒), Zhang Shuwang (张树旺).
Humorous stories by: 1) Pang Qifan (庞启帆), Zhang Jingjuan (张静娟), Fu Xiujuan (付秀娟), et al.;
2) Liu Lang (刘浪), Wan Junhua (万俊华), Sun Hao (孙昊), Tang Boniu (唐伯牛), Hao Xiezhen (郝叶蓁);
3) Chen Xinxiang (陈新祥), Chen Binhua (陈彬华), Zhang Kai (张凯), Zhang Guoyong (张国永);
4) Feng Jicai (冯骥才), Yu Yonghai (于永海), Liu Zhongshan (刘忠山);
5) Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Li Hongquan (李洪泉), Zhang Yanxia (张艳霞), Higashino Keigo (东野佳语);
6) Liu Guangrong (刘广荣), Gui Jianxiong (桂剑雄), Sun Daorong (孙道荣);
7) Zhao Changchun (赵长春), Tian Hongbo (田洪波), Seasee Youl, Xia Yang (夏阳), Tong Shumei(童树梅)
Entries in the The Fourth World Chinese Same-Topic Flash Fiction Exhibition. Stories from authors who live in Brazil, China, Germany, the United States and other nations.
Serious pieces by; 1) Bi Shumin (毕淑敏), Guo Moruo (郭沫若), Sun Li (孙犁),Zhao Chuangliang(赵创亮);
2) He Liwei (何立伟), Wu Hongpeng (吴宏鹏), Yu Yonghai (于永海), Yu Tu (余途), Wan Junhua (万俊华);
3) Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Liu Lang (刘浪), Chili Pepper (辣子), Huang Jiansheng (黄建生);
4) Yin Ru (殷茹), Liu Wufu (刘吾福), Qing Fu (青夫), Fu Haoyong (符浩勇), Jiang Xiaohui (蒋晓辉);
5) Chen Zhenlin (陈振林),Liu Congjin (刘从进), quycy0cgko, Zhao Yanbiao(赵晏彪),Horizon Visitor(涯客);
6) Dai Xi (戴希), Shang Jianli (尚建立), Jiang Xianping (蒋先平), Zheng Yuhuang (郑毓煌);
Interesting views of the people of the Middle Kingdom through slice-of-life vignettes with a heart.
The author's writing skills improve markedly from Page 01 to Page 03.
1) Three stories by Ci Yuan (茨园), and one by Yearning for Rainy (相思若雨);
2) Chen Yisheng (陈移生), Wu Chi (吴迟), Phoenix (凤凰), Zhang Jinchu (张金初), Wu Shuiqun (吴水群);
3) Yu Dafu (郁达夫), Chen Yonglin (陈永林), Xiao Ran (肖冉), Zhao Qian (赵谦) and Yin Xianhua 殷贤华);
4) Gao Pengcheng (高鹏程), Wu Yan (吴焱), Xu Ning (徐宁), Yan Lianke (阎连科), Dai Zhisheng (戴智生);
5) Dong Hai (冬亥), Wang Lifeng (王立峰), Zhang Xiaoheng (张笑恒), Pimply Ma (馬疙瘩);
6) Zhang Jialin (张佳林), Old Dude (老家伙), Zhan Hua (詹华), Cui Qiuli (崔楸立), Zhou Hailiang (周海亮);
8) Bi Shumin (毕淑敏), Zhu Yifan (朱毅帆), Sa Su (萨苏), Qian Xianfeng (乔现锋);
9) Chu Shaoqing (初绍庆), Mai Jia (麦家);
11) He Yan (何燕), Chi Zijian (迟子建), Cuttlefish Gulp (吞墨鱼), Zheng Xiaoliang (郑小亮);
12) Zhao Chunliang (赵春亮), Xing Dongdong (邢东东), Di Qiu (荻秋) and Eastern Brother (东哥).
1) Lin Huayu(林华玉), Yu Xidiao(豫西调), Huang Ying(黄英), Snowy North(北方学), Needn't Add(何必加);
2) Liu Hongqiao (刘洪桥), Ancient Breeze (古来风), Huang Huanzhi (黄焕支), Chen Jiangong (陈建功);
4) Tan Xu (覃旭), Ling Dingnian (凌鼎年), Cai Zhongfeng (蔡中锋), Wang Kuailiang (王会亮) A-Fang(阿芳);
5) Liu Zhenyun(刘震云), Wang Jing(王静), Ye Qingcheng(叶倾城), Wan Junhua(万俊华),Ma Yawei(马亚伟)
7) Lu Zhenhong (鲁振鸿), Wei Ruhui (韦如辉), Liu Feng (剑锋), Hao Lianhui (郝连会), Chai Jing (柴静);
8) Sun Shan (孙山), Liu Lang (刘浪), Gao Jianqun (高建群), Lin Huayu (林华玉);
9) Jiang Xianping (蒋先平), Yuan Jun元军, Chen Yonglin 陈永林, Zheng Yunqin郑允钦, Lu Haijuan卢海娟;
10) Liu Bing (刘兵), Wang Yu (王雨), Fu Tichang (付体昌), Wei Ruhui (韦如辉), Yan Ailin (闫爱林);
11) Chen Qiumei (陈秋梅), Phoenix (凤凰), Xie Qing (解青), Zhou Hailiang (周海亮), Xu Junsheng(徐均生);
Some clever stories by Bladeless Sword (无刃剑) Cold Month Desolation (冷月潇潇), Music Hall Owner (回乐堂堂主), Crazy Ancient Pride (古傲狂生), and the seemingly out-of-place Ma Changshan (马长山).
Good stories. Chinese text not available online, but book can be ordered online here (pay in Dollars but impossibly expensive) or here (pay in Yuan), or we will email you copies of individual stories. Edited by Ma Changshan (马长山) and Cheng Siliang (程思良).
Pages 1 and 2 were Fannyi's second experience with Chinese flash fiction. (The first is lost in the mists of time.) He likes those stories very much and finds the ones on pages 3 and 4 disappointing by comparison. These stories are great for practicing Chinese Reading skills.
Mediocre stories by Horizon Visitor 涯客. Great for language learning, short on entertainment value.
Very short stories by the next generation of flash fiction writers. Not the best literature, perhaps, but still some pretty clever stories. Great introduction to contemporary Chinese fiction for language students. Chinese text not available online, but book can be ordered here or here (both require payment in Yuan), or ask us to email you the individual stories you want to study.
Morally uplifting stories suitable for Reader's Digest.