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About the 71 Authors of A New Anthology of Chinese Short-Short Stories: Satire, Love and Marriage

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Reminders: (1) In China only well-established or recognized writers qualify for membership to the Writers’ Association of China. It is relatively easier to join the provincial writers’ associations and those at the county/city-level. (2) Regarding publications, prizes and awards, many of the authors had too many to count or they thought it was not meaningful to count them, and therefore they simply rounded them down to an easier number, for example, from twenty-something to twenty, or 200-something to 200. (3) Some writers did not reveal their birthdays. A few did not respond to the translator’s call for submission of up-to-date biographical information, and thus only their names and places of residence may have been provided, which, however, must not be taken as complete information of their publications and awards. (4) If given, titles of publications and literary organizations usually appear in pinyin followed the original Chinese characters, but in some cases where misunderstanding seems unlikely, an English translation may take place of the Chinese characters, or otherwise both characters and translation may appear at the same time. The translator did not insist on consistency mostly due to the ambiguity of the source text that may be interpreted in more than one way, which would require more space that is not available. (5) Also due to shortage of space, most of the titles of publications and names of prizes and awards, etc., have been omitted, in which case only summary information is provided. Also, some unspecified awards, directly translated from the Chinese character jiang (奖), may include prizes as well, which is up to the reader to interpret.


An Liang (1962–) is the pseudonym of Min Shilin (闵师林), PhD. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China who has been writing since childhood. During the past thirty-five years or so, he has published thirty-two books of literary works, including five books of short-short stories, ten of literary nonfiction, five of poetry, and a novel. He also writes plays and literary reportage. He has won twelve awards for his short-short stories, fifteen for his literary nonfiction, eight for his poetry, and three for his other literary works.

An Shiliu (1964–), whose official name is Shao Meiying (邵玫英), was born in Mudanjiang, Heilongjiang. She has published five books of short-short stories, ten short stories and a novella. She has won ten short-short story awards.


Bai Wenling (1962–), a native of Shangqiu in Henan, is a member of the Writers’ Association of Henan. He is also the Chair of Minquan County’s Writers’ Association. Besides an earlier collection of short-short fiction, he has published more than 300 other short-short stories. For his short-short fiction, he has collected more than 120 prizes and awards.


Bing Ling (1956–), officially known as Jiang Weimin (姜卫民), is known as a humor writer. He has published three books including ninety short-short stories, fifty short stories, and six novellas. He also holds three academic titles in China and two other titles in the United States.


Cai Zhongfeng (1968–), is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and the Chair of the Contemporary Super-Short (微篇) Story Writers’ Association. He is one of the most prolific short-short story writers in China. He has published more than 3,000 short-short stories including twenty books in his possession. He has also edited more than 200 literary works. He has won more than 220 short-short story prizes and awards from different levels, including the prestigious Wang Cengqi Award for Fiction Written in Chinese (汪曾祺华语小说奖).

Chen Wenwei (1948–), or Chan Manwai in Cantonese, is a prominent Hong Kong writer. He has published more than thirty books including a trilogy of novels entitled Ren Xiang Liu Shui (Humans Are Like Running Water), over 100 short stories, two novellas, and children’s poetry, among others.


Chen Xiuping (1971–), is the associate editor-in-chief of the Yangze Weekly of Jiujiang Daily currently in charge of its month-end Yangtze River Literature page. He has published more than sixty short-short stories, some of which have been included in various short-short story selections. He also writes short stories and poetry. He has won five awards for his short-short fiction.

Chen Zhenchang (1945–) calls himself an amateur writer who enjoys reading, thinking and writing. Besides two other books in his possession, he has published 120 short-short stories, twelve short stories and a novella. He has also written and published literary nonfiction. He has won twenty-one awards for his short-short stories, as well as a short story award.


Chen Zipeng (1959–), holds a doctorate in education and is a government-certified “Superior-Class” Teacher. He is the director of the Tiantie Education Center in Tianjin and also the Education Superintendent of Tianjin. Besides the more than twenty academic titles he has edited or authored, he has written 300 short-short stories and won two short-short story awards.


Cheng Siliang (1973–) is the first advocate of flash fiction in China. He is the Chair of the Special Committee for the Study of Flash Fiction of the Association for the Study of Fables of China, and also the Vice-Chair of Jiangsu Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story. He has published six books of short-short stories and won twelve short-short story awards.


Chu Gejin (19??–) lives and works in Macao, China. (No further information is available about the writer at the time of publication.)

Dai Xi (1965–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He holds several important positions in literary organizations and is also a visiting professor at a college in Hunan. He has published twenty-five books of literary writings in total, including 700 short-short stories and 300 literary nonfiction pieces and poems. He has won six prizes and awards for his literary nonfiction, four for his poetry, and more than sixty for his short-short stories including the Gold Sparrow Award. He has also won the prestigious Bingxin Book Award.

Gao Jun (1962–) is a short-short story writer and critic based in Yinan, Shandong. He has published ten books of short-short stories and seven books of other literary works. He has won eighteen short-short story prizes and awards.


He Kaiwen (1959–), an active short-short story writer, is the associate director of Jiangsu Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story. He has published more than 120 short-short stories, twenty short stories, and five novellas. He has won more than ten national and provincial awards for his short-short stories.

 

Huang Cheng (1982–), whose official name is Liu Chunxian (刘春先), is a member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China and the associate editor-in-chief of the Short-Short Story Monthly Paper. He has published about fifty short-short stories and another fifty short stories. He has won more than ten short-short story awards.

Huang, Harry J. (1956–), PhD in linguistics and translation studies, is a citizen of Canada and a retired English professor from Seneca College in Toronto, who is also known as Freeman J. Wong. He has been translating and writing short-short stories since 1981 when he started teaching Chinese–English translation in Sun Yat-sen University, until 1989. After immigrating to Canada thirty years ago, he started writing short-short stories in English and has published three collections of them (1990, 1996, 2000) while he continued to translate Chinese short-short stories partly for his Canadian students. He taught the Chinese short-short story at Seneca College for more than fifteen years, among other English courses. He has authored five books of short-short stories—one in Chinese (written in the 1980s, yet to be published), three in English, and one in English and Chinese, but he is best known as a translation scholar and an expert Chinese–English translator who has translated more than 200 Chinese authors’ short-short stories into English, among others. He has been highly regarded by many writers and readers in Canada, mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, among other places. He has another long list of publications including textbooks and journal articles, etc. He has won a book award for his first An Anthology of Chinese Short-Short Stories, a World’s Chinese Short-Short Story 40th Anniversary Contribution Award, and other honors. If time permits, he intends to translate more Chinese short-short stories with the intention to firmly establish the literary status of the short-short story in the world.

Huang Keting (1963–) is a member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China and Associate Chair of Yiwu Writers’ Association. Up till now, he has published the largest number of short-short science stories. He has published 600 short-short stories in eleven book and thirty-eight books of short stories. He has collected eighty-nine short-short story prizes and awards.


Huang Rongcai (1970–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has published more than 300 short-short stories including two books of such literary works, over forty short stories, twelve novellas published in book form, and two novels.

Ji Hongping (1963–) was born in Changchun, Jilin. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and is the associate editor-in-chief of Chunfeng Literature and Art (《春风文艺》) in Changchun. He has published a book of novellas and one of short stories. In addition, he has published thirty short-short stories and won a short-short story award. He is currently working on two novels.


Jiang Ye (1945–) is one of the oldest short-short story writers who has been writing for several decades. He is an associate Chair of Yunnan Short-Short Story Writers’ Salon. He has published 270 short-short stories, seven short stories, one collection of novellas, and a novel, among others. He has won two short-short story awards.

Jin Ziwei (1962–) is a well-known contemporary literary writer who has a long list of publications with many literary awards. He has published fifteen novels, over 100 novellas including eight collections, over eighty short stories, and 120 short-short stories. In book form, besides the novels, he has published two collections of short-short stories and eight of novellas and short stories combined. He has won twenty literary awards across the four types of fiction—the novel, novella, short story, and short-short story, including a prestigious China’s Red Eagle Writers’ Award and a gold award for the short-short story. The numbers in category are ten for his short-short stories, eight for his short stories, five for his novellas and one for a novel.


Li Jingwen (1961–), a National Class 1 Writer, is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and a committee member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China. He lives and works in Jiangdu, Jiangsu. He has published two novels including Kan Tian (《看天》), one collection of novellas, one of short stories and one of short-short stories. He has won an award for a novella, one for a short story and sixteen for his short-short stories.


Li Yongsheng (1968–), was born in Laishui, Hebei. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. His writings have appeared in Selected Fiction (《小说选刊》), Beijing Literature and nearly 100 other literary periodicals. He has published five books of short-short stories and twenty short stories, winning more than ten short-short story awards.

Li Yue (1968–) lives and works in Suqian, Jiangsu. He is the editor-in-chief of two Chinese magazines, one of which is Shao Nian Zuo Jia (Children’s Writers). He has published more than 500 literary pieces of writing including over fifty stories, thirty of which are short-short stories. He has won more than twenty literary prizes and awards.


Liang Gang (1958–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of Shanghai. He mostly writes short-short stories and poetry. Besides a novel, three novellas and eighteen short stories, he has published more than 200 short-short stories, which have appeared in more than 100 literary periodicals and newspapers
all over China. He has won fourteen prizes and awards for his short-short stories, two for his novellas, and one for a short story.

Lin Tingguang (1978–), whose pseudonyms are Lu He (鹿禾) and Wei Wei You Zhang (维维有章), holds an MBA. He works for the communication department of the government of Sanshui, Guangdong. He is a freelance writer and has published more than 800 short-short stories and fifty short stories. He has won twenty short-short story prizes and awards.


Lin Xiaopeng (1986–), whose pseudonym is Ku Shu (酷暑), was born in Jieyang, Guangdong. He is a member of the Guangzhou Writers’ Association and also a committee member of the Guangzhou Young Writers’ Association. He has published a novel, three novellas, six short stories, and twenty-two short-short stories. He has also published a collection of literary nonfiction entitled Hui Sheng (Echoes).

 

Lin Yongjie (19??–) is a member of the Dezhou Writers’ Association in Shandong. She writes stories, poetry, etc. Her works have been published in print and broadcast on the internet as well.


Ling Dingnian (1951–) is currently the Chair of the World’s Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story in Chinese. He is one of the most prolific short-short story writers in China and is known throughout the country and among Chinese short-short story writers outside of China. He has authored more than twenty books of short-short stories, three of short stories and a novella, among others, totaling thirty collections. He has also edited and published dozens of books of short-short stories for his peers. He has collected more than 320 literary prizes and awards in total. He is one of the few short-short story writers who also writes about short-short story writing techniques and has often been giving lectures to students in different schools.


Ling Junyang (1987–) has won various literary awards for his Chinese short-short stories, science fiction, and literary nonfiction. He has published a historical novel, a literary biography, a collection of literary nonfiction, and a collection of novellas and short stories.

Ling Yan (19??–), was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Macao. He is the Chair of Macao Writers’ Association and was the Founding Chair of the World’s Chinese Writers’ Association. He used to be an elementary school teacher and high school teacher. Then he became the editor-in-chief of a Hong Kong press. A diligent writer, he has authored six books of children’s fiction, one of which is on the list of the “Ten Best Hong Kong Books.” Following the 2017 release of his new book Zuo Ye Xing Chen (Last Night’s Stars), he has been writing another book, which will unlikely be the last.

Liu Gong (1963–) is the editor-in-chief of a literary magazine. A member of the Writers’ Association of China, he is an established fiction writer who has published widely. His novel Ai Hao Tong (Love Is Painful) won a literary award in Shaanxi, and his collection of short stories and another collection of short-short stories were shortlisted for the prestigious Lu Xun Literary Award. Up till now, he has authored 289 short-short stories, eighteen short stories, three novellas, and three novels. He has won twenty-eight literary awards for his short-short stories, two for his short stories and one for a novel. He has also edited and published several anthologies of short-short stories. Two of his short-short stories have been made into short movies, one of which won an award at the 6th Asian Short Movies Festival.


Liu Guangrong (1964–) lives and works in Xin Yi, Guangdong. He has published more than seventy short-short stories in a collection entitled Liu Guangrong Xiao Shuo Ji (Stories by Liu Guangrong).


Liu Hongzhong (1973–) was born in Qingyun, Shandong. He is a member of Shandong Literary Nonfiction Writers’ Association and also a member of Dezhou Writers’ Association. Currently, he is the Chair of the Writers’ Association of Qingyun County, Shandong. Besides literary nonfiction, he writes short-short stories as well as short stories.

Liu Jushang (1941–), whose father was from Meixian, Guangdong, was born in Macao. He was former Chair of Zhongshan Writers’ Association, Guangdong, and the chief executive director of the Xiangshan Daily. He has authored thirty-six books including a collection of stories, Yue Wei (Offside), another book of literary works entitled Wo Xin Zhong De Di Ping Xian (The Horizon in My Heart), and thirty-four other titles. He has won three short-short story awards. He has been living in Macao since retirement.


Liu Shiyi (1990–), whose official name is Wang Yanhu (王彦虎), was born in Jincheng in the Northwest of China. He holds a Master’s in Chemistry from Sun Yet-sen University in Guangzhou and has started working. He won the first prize of an all-China writing contest when he was in high school. Up till now, he has published a novel and a number of short-short stories. He has won a short-short story award. Presently, he is working on another novel, mostly in his free time. According to what he has said, this is just the beginning of his writing career.

Liu Yongfei (1976–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has published five books of short-short stories including Ci Ke (Assassin). He has won the first prize of the 7th and 17th national short-short story annual nomination awards.


Ma Baoshan (1948–) is an author of the Mongolian nationality but was born in Fuxin, Liaoning. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He started writing fiction around the age of thirty and has published two novels, ten novellas, more than twenty short stories, and over 200 short-short stories. He has won more than six short-short story awards at the national or provincial level, including the precious Gold Sparrow Award.


Miao Yipeng (1954–) was born in Macheng, Hubei. He has published a book of short-short stories entitled Mu Niu Shao Nian (A Buffalo Boy), two books of short stories including Liu Yue Liu (Sixth Day of the Sixth Lunar Month), and a collection of novellas—Yao Wang Tian Tang (Watching Paradise from Afar). He has won a literary award for his novellas, two awards for his short stories, and twelve for his short-short stories.

Mo Bai (1956–), born in Huaiyang, Henan, is a well-known fiction writer and playwright who started writing in 1984. He has published a trilogy of novels and three collections of novellas and short stories, four collections of short-short stories, another forty novellas and over ninety short stories, among others. He has won multiple short-short story awards, including the sixth Gold Sparrow Award.


Zhen (1964–) is the pseudonym for Zhang Ying (张颖). She is a member of the Writers’ Association of China, based in Shenyang. She has published a novel, more than forty novellas, over 100 short stories, and more than thirty short-short stories. She has won two awards for her novellas and three for her short stories, including the prestigious China’s Book Award. She also writes literary nonfiction and critiques.

Rivera, Patria (19??–) is a well-known Canadian poet, writer, and editor. She has published four poetry anthologies and two chapbooks, including Puti/White (2005), The Bride Anthology (2007), BE, and The Time Between (2018), among other literary works. Her first poetry collection, Puti/White, was a finalist for the Canadian Trillium Book Award for Poetry. She is an Eric Hill Award of Poetic Excellence Competition (2005) held by QWERTY, a literary journal published by the English Department of the University of New Brunswick and also a co-recipient of the 2007 Filipino Global Literary Award for Poetry, and many other literary honors. Her poetry is featured in Oxford University Press’s Perspectives in Ideology, and in Elana Wolff’s Implicate me: Short Essays on Reading Contemporary Poems. She has received fellowships from the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers in Scotland, and the Nieman Center for Journalism at Harvard University. She lives with her family in East Toronto.

Shao Huoyan (1968–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of Hubei and the associate Chair of Tuanfeng County Writers’ Association. He has published more than 1,200 short-short stories including those in the four selections that have been released. He has also published twenty short stories and another 200 pieces of literary nonfiction. He has received eighty prizes and awards including many first prizes.


Shen Ping (1955–) is a Huizhou-based writer. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and the Chair of Huizhou Short-Short Story Writers’ Association. He is also an invited copy-editor of the literary magazine Xiao Shuo Xuan Kan (Selected Fiction). He has published eighteen books of novellas, short stories and short-short stories. The category breakdown is 1,100 short-short stories, eighty short stories, twenty-six novellas, and a novel. He has won a long list of prizes and awards which include sixty-five for his short-short stories and three for his short stories.

Shen Shaoxiong (1962–) whose pen name is Si Ke (斯克) is a police officer in his home city, Shantou. He is a member of the Calligraphers’ Association of China, a member of the Writers’ Association of Shantou, and a member of Shantou’s Tea Culture Society. He has been in the police force for more than thirty years and has been cited for his meritorious service and has also received merit medals. He has been writing since 1983 and has published five books: (1) Shen Shaoxiong Wen Ji (Literary Writings by Shen Shaoxiong), (2) Shen Shaoxiong Xiao Shuo Ji (Stories by Shen Shaoxiong), (3) Shen Shaoxiong San Wen Ji (Literary Nonfiction by Shen Shaoxiong), (4) Shen Shaoxiong Shi Ji (Poetry by Shen Shaoxiong), and (5) Shen Shaoxiong Shu Fa Ji (Calligraphic Art Works by Shen Shaoxiong).


Shen Zulian (1951–), also known by his pseudonym Shen Gong (申弓), is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He is the Chair of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of Guangxi. He has published fifteen books of short-short stories, including Third Day of the Honeymoon, Men’s Scenery, and 108 Short-Short Stories by Shen Zulian, among others. He has won over 100 prizes and awards including the most prestigious Gold Sparrow Award at the national level and the highest bronze award from the government of Guangxi Province.

Shi Lei (1962–) whose official name is Chen Bingzhen (陈炳镇) lives and works in Shanwei, Guangdong. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and also a committee member of the Writers’ Association of Guangdong. He has published eight novels, seven books of novellas and short stories combined, and four books of short-short stories. A category breakdown is thirty-six novellas, more than eighty short stories and 700 short-short stories, besides the novels. He has won five awards for his novels, seven for his novellas, more than twenty for his short stories, and about 100 for his short-short stories.


Shui Yue (19??–), pseudonym of Lin Huixian (林慧嫺), has published two books of literary nonfiction and a novel, among other literary works. She has won the Macao Novella Award and two other awards for literary nonfiction.

Sun Fangyou (1950–2013), claimed by critics and readers to be one of the best, was a master short-short story writer whose writing techniques have influenced many young short-short fiction writers in China, especially those who write about the jiang hu shi jie (the underworld society). He started writing short-short stories in 1978 and was best known for his Chenzhou (a fictitious city) series. He had left dozens of books of short-short fiction including the well-known collection Women Bandits and another, Assassin. By 2004, he had already won sixty short-short story prizes and awards including top national honors. He became a full-time writer in 2002 and started to write longer pieces of fiction as well.


Tan Jianqiao (19??–), a cardiologist in Kiang Wu Hospital, loves history and literature and enjoys writing after work. He has published six books, among other works, and has won a Macao Literature Award and a Macao Poetry Award.

Wan Qian (1959–) is the pseudonym of Shen Ming (沈明). He is a member of Suzhou Writers’ Association. He has published 160 short-short stories in various provincial and national literary periodicals including Ren Min Wen Xue (People’s Literature), Zhong Guo Zuo Jia (China’s Authors), and Shou Huo (Harvests), among others. He has won many literary awards—he was already a three-time national short-short story contest winner back in 2005 when this translator’s first anthology of Chinese short-short stories was published.


Wang Juanrong (19??–) is a native of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. She is a member of the Writers’ Association of China, the Literary Nonfiction Writers’ Association, and the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China. Since 1981, she has published novels, novellas, and short stories, including a collection of short-short stories, among other literary works. She has won more than 30 literary prizes and awards.


Wang Peijing (1963–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and the Chair of Beijing Short-Short Story Writers’ Salon. Besides a novel and six novellas, he has published fifty short stories and 1,500 short-short stories. Altogether he has published twenty books of literary works and won 108 short-short story prizes and awards, sixteen for his short stories and one award for a novella.


Wei Er (19??–), pseudonym of Yang Yinghong (楊穎虹), has won the Macao Literary Award for the category of literary nonfiction, fiction and plays. Carrying a long list of academic and literary titles, she is an active writer and columnist for a newspaper and a periodical in Macao.

Wong, Tomaz Ho Wai (1981–) was born and grew up in Hong Kong. He is a freelance writer who has published two books entitled The Pastoral Note in 2016 and The Dead in 2018. His story “Chang Mao” (“Long Hair”) won the Excellent-Story Prize of the “Baosen Bei Quan Guo Shan Xiao Shuo Zheng Wen Bi Sai,” or the Baosen-Cup All-China Flash Fiction Contest, and was subsequently published in China’s Flash Fiction Writers’ Forum in August 2017.


Wu Wanfu (1968–), born in Guanshan County, Henan, is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has published six books of short-short stories, one collection of short stories and one of novellas. He also writes poetry and literary nonfiction. He has won more than fifty literary prizes and awards including the Henan Literary Award, Feitian Fiction Award, and People’s Literature’s Literary Nonfiction Award.


Xiang Yuting (1960–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has authored a trilogy of novels, one of which has won an award. The most prestigious Renmin Wenxue Chubanshe (People’s Literature Press) has published a collection comprising twenty volumes including his literary works, the title of which is Yan He Jiu Shi (《盐河旧事》). He has also published many short-short stories. He won the 16th all-China short-short first prize (2017), among other prestigious literary prizes and awards.


Xing Qingjie (1970–), born in Yucheng, Shandong, is a member the Writers’ Association of China and a professional writer. He is the Chair of Dezhou Writers’ Association and is also a visiting professor at Dezhou College. He has published twenty-three books of literary works including fifteen books of short-short stories, seven of short stories, and a book of novellas. He has won more than forty literary prizes and awards, including a provincial TV broadcast award and a number of first prizes of national short-short story contests.

Xiu Shi (1954–), ex-Chair of Hong Kong Fiction Writers’ Association, is a poet, literary nonfiction writer, fiction writer, and critic. He has authored over 100 short-short stories, more than ten short stories, and a novella and has published two books of short-short stories entitled Mou Ge Xiu Si Dun Nu Zi (A Certain Woman in Houston) and Hu Die Bu Zuo Meng (Butterflies Do Not Dream). He has also edited and published a book of short stories written by Hong Kong writers. He has won two literary awards for his short-short stories.


Xu Guojiang (1937–) was born in Jiangdu, Jiangsu. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of Jiangsu. He has published more than 1,200 short-short stories including those in his eight books of short-short fiction. He has also published five short stories and more than 200 poems. Also on his publication list are two books of novellas and two of poetry. He has won twenty awards in total, including one for each of his eight collections of short-short stories and two for his anthologies of poetry.


Xu Junquan (1952–), born in Burma, is a Macao resident whose parents and grandparents were Chinese citizens from Taishan, Guangdong. He has authored four books of short-short stories and edited and published more than ten other books of literary works. He has won 210 literary prizes and awards, ten of which were for his short-short stories.


Xu Shewen (1966–) is a short-short story writer who writes about events in government offices. He has been writing for thirty years and has published five books of short-short stories. He has won thirty awards for his literary works including the Zijinshan Literary Award, which is the highest award in the province of Jiangsu.


Xu Xiaoming (1972–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. She is the well-known writer who holds a senior title and writes for a newspaper and TV channel in Jieyang, Guangdong. She has authored several important publications including two books of literary nonfiction, a collection of poetry and the well-known transcribed story entitled Wo He Wo De Kang Zhan—Chao Shan Kang Zhan Lao Bing Kou Shu Shi Lu (Me and My Fight Against the Foreign Invaders: An Oral Account by a Veteran Soldier in Chaoshan). She has won various literary awards, among other honors.

Yao Chaowen (1966–), PhD, is a professor and subject leader in the Chinese Department, School of Education, Foshan College of Science and Technology. He is also an adjunt professor at Zhongshan University, and an invited foreign professor at Kokugakuin University in Japan. He is also a short-short story writer and holds a number of titles at literary organizations. He is a committee member and also the director of the Academic Department of the World’s Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story in Chinese.

 

Ye Yufei (1963–) is the pen name of Xu Xiao Fei (徐小非) who was born in Heping, Guangdong but lives and works in Shenzhen. She is a member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China, and a member of two other literary writers’ societies. She is an associate editor-in-chief for a literary magazine. She has published in various periodicals and newspapers with two books of short-short stories in her possession. Some of her short-short stories have been broadcast by the Central Broadcasting Station.


Yun Liang (1966–) is the pseudonym of Li Yunliang (李云亮), a native of Zhangqiu, Shandong. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. A novelist and poet, he has published four books of poetry and six novels that comprise a series. He has also published twenty-one novellas, thirty-five short stories, and twelve short-short stories. He has won six awards for his novels, eight for his novellas, ten for his short stories, and five for his short-short stories.


Zhang Chaoshan (1973–), who was born in Heyuan, Guangdong, is a police officer in Zhuhai. He writes short-short stories, many of which are based on events he has experienced, which makes his writings quite unique. He has published two books of short-short stories and has won two short-short story awards.


Zhang Nianliang (1967–), a senior Chinese teacher in Shaxi High School in Jiangsu, has published in different literary periodicals various literary works including short-short stories and poetry. He has authored three books of short-short stories and one of short stories, including one that comments on Sun Fangyou’s short-short stories.

Zhao Fengmin (1966–) is a writer based in Dongtai, Jiangsu. She has authored forty-two short-short stories, five short stories, and three novellas, among others. Some of her works have been included in high school reading materials. She has published five books of literary works including Yu Tai Yang Yi Qi Xing Zou (Walking Along with the Sun). She has won six prestigious awards for her short-short stories including the annual short-short story nomination award and the Sun Li (孙梨) Literary Award.

Zhao Zhiguang (1977–), whose pseudonym is Lu Xun (庐珣), is the Chair of Guangping County Short-Short Story Writers’ Society, Hebei. He also holds similar positions in several other literary societies and associations in Hebei, and also serves as an editor of five literary periodicals including two web magazines. He has published 300 short-short stories and twenty novellas. He has won ten prizes and awards for his short-short stories and two for his short stories.


Zhu Shiyuan (1954–) is a native of Huaiyin, Jiangsu. He has published two novels, five books of novellas, twelve of short stories, and five of short-short stories. Besides an award for his novel and one for his novella, he has won thirty-six short-short story prizes and awards. Presently, he is the editor-in-chief working for Duan Xiao Shuo (Short Fiction).