Can Xue

Can Xue (b. 1953) is a Chinese writer and literary critic. She is the author of numerous novels, volumes of literary criticism, and short works of fiction. She currently lives in Beijing.
  • The cover to Purple Perilla by Can Xue
    Can Xue
    New York. Common Era. 2020. 148 pages. CAN XUE’S Purple Perilla includes three short stories that immerse readers in a world where reality and absurdity collide. In “An Affai...
  • The cover to Frontier by Can Xue
    Can Xue
    Rochester, New York. Open Letter. 2017. 470 pages. Frontier, first published in China in 2008, is Can Xue’s follow-up to her novel The Last Lover, winner of the 2015 Best Translated...
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    Karen Gernant & Chen Zeping, tr. Rochester, New York. Open Letter. 2011. ISBN 9781934824375 In just a few short years, Open Letter Books, based out of the University of Rochester, has quite impre...

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