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Yan Ge Uses Alienation to Connect Her Audience

Today marks the third anniversary of the publication of Yan Ge’s celebrated Strange Beasts of China. The novel, originally published by Yan in 2006, was translated into English by Jeremy Tiang and re-released in 2020. Upon its new publication, the work was met with instant critical acclaim, with The New York Times including Strange Beasts of China on its list of 100 Notable Books of 2021, and The Washington Post naming it on their list of best science fiction, fantasy, and horror of the year.read more.

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Yan Ge Reflects on “Othering” in ‘Strange Beasts of China’

Yan Ge’s fictional book Strange Beasts of China is making waves. The English translation by Jeremy Tiang came out last year, and the book was heralded as one of the New York Times Editors’ Choice and a Notable Book of 2021 and Washington Post’s Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror of 2021.

Strange Beasts of China is comprised of a series of interconnected stories about different “beasts” that the narrator encounters and researches in the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an.… read more.

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