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About the 79 Authors of A New Anthology of Chinese Short-Short Stories: Surprises, Wisdom and Philosophy

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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.

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.


Cao Mengxin (1972–) was born in Shandong. She is a member of the Literary Nonfiction Writers’ Association of China and also a member of Dezhou Writers’ Association, Shandong. She has published a book of literary nonfiction and has won five awards for five of the pieces included in the collection. Besides a novella which won a bronze medal, she has also published a book of short-short stories entitled A Dream Keeps You Warm and has won a short-short story award.

Chen Dachao (1958–) was born in Nanzhang, Hubei, but he lives in Xiaogan. He resigned from his permanent job in 1998 and became an independent fulltime writer living on his royalties until he retired recently. All writings included, he has authored well over 1,000 literary works. In the category of fiction alone, he has published 350 short-short stories, thirty short stories, three novellas, and two novels. He has won nine awards for his short-short stories and two for his short stories.


Chu Meng (1963–) is the pseudonym of Ni Zhangrong (倪章荣) who is a writer and a literary and historical scholar. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and is also a visiting professor at Zhongnan University. He has published two novels, twenty-one novellas, forty-two short stories, and seventy-five short-short stories. He has won a literary award for a novel, one for a novella, and one for a short story, including the prestigious Dingling Literary Award.

Cui Li (1981–), is a committee member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China. He has published more than 1,000 short-short stories and other literary works in Beijing Literature, Tianjin Literature and other literary periodicals. He has won more than 100 literary prizes and awards for his short-short stories.

 

Feng Chunsheng (1960–) lives and works in Inner Mongolia. He has published more than 400 short-short stories and has won five short-short story awards.

 

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.


Han Ying (1939–) was born in Liaoyang, Liaoning. A lifelong government official in Guangdong, he has published more than one thousand literary pieces—poems, literary non-fiction, and short-short stories—including more than twenty books. He has won two prestigious national awards for his short-short stories.

He Baiyuan (1941–), National Second-Class Writer, is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. Also known as Yuan Bai, he is the editor-in-chief of Foshan Wenyi (Foshan Literature and Art). He has published eleven books of literary works. He has authored twenty novellas, sixty short stories, and more than 700 short-short stories. Eighteen of his stories and other literary pieces have been included in textbooks and reading materials for elementary schools, high schools, colleges, and universities. He has won more than sixty prizes and awards for his short-short stories, including eight national awards. He has also won the prestigious Bingxin Book Award, among other honors.


He Baoguo (1966–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has published more than thirty books of literary works including three novels, a book of novellas, various collections of short-short stories, among other others.

He Peng (1961–) was born in Qingshuihe County, Inner Mongolia. He is an invited committee member of the World’s Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story in Chinese. He has authored five books of short-short stories including Strange Disease, and has also published other works including three collections of literary reportage including Candle Light, and Green Romance. He has won ten awards, including a World’s Chinese Short-Short Story 40th Anniversary Contribution Award, among other honors.


Holmes, Lynn (1935–), a writer, copyeditor, and curriculum developer, is a retired English professor living in Toronto. He taught English literature and writing, among many other courses.

Hou Fashan (1966–), has published twenty-three books of short-short stories, six short stories, two novellas and a novel as well as literary non-fiction, totaling far more than 1,000 pieces. Seven of his short-short stories have been made into short movies. He is the Chair of Gongyi Writers’ Association, Henan, and also a visiting professor at the Zhengzhou Business College (郑州商学院).

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 books and thirty-eight books of short stories. He has collected eighty-nine short-short story prizes and awards.


Huang Mojuan (1977–) is a member of the Fujian Writers’ Association, and also a member of the Literary Nonfiction Writers’ Society of China. Her literary works appear in China’s Art Paper, Selected Short-Short Stories, Anhui Literature, and Tianjin Literature, among other literary periodicals. She lives and works in the administrative office of the Dongshan County Hospital in Fujian.


Ji Rijian (1972–) is an award-winning short-short story writer, also known as Lian Gu and Shi San Li. He has published in various short-short story periodicals and newspapers. He also writes for a literary website on the internet.


Jin Bo (1964–) is a professional writer based in Xinxian County, Henan. He has published twenty-six books, twelve of which were short-short stories. He has also published fifty-six short stories, eighteen novellas, and five novels, among others. He has won thirty-two short-short story prizes and awards and three short story awards.

Lan Yue (1972–), who is officially known as Chen Xuefang (陈雪芳), was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu. She is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. She is the chief editor for the periodical Huge World of the Short-Short Story published by Da Tang Association of Literary Writers and Artists in Shaanxi. She has published three books of short-short stories, among other literary writings.

Li Yongkang (1964–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He mostly writes short-short fiction in his free time. He resides in Wenjiang, Sichuan. Besides five short stories, he has published two books of short-short stories. He has won twenty prizes and awards for his short-short stories.

 

Lin Rongzhi (1958–) was born in Zhanjiang, Guangdong. Winner of several national awards for fine fiction and non-fiction, he has written seven collections of short stories and literary non-fiction.*

 

Lin Weisheng (1967–), PhD (in comparative literature), is a Guangzhou-based university professor. Also known as Linser, he used to write short stories and translate as well. He has a long list of publications with his first book published in his early twenties. He has taught himself in practically the same way as his ancient Chinese counterparts did. Through self-study, he first earned a college diploma, then a BA degree, leading to an MA degree, and then a PhD, until he became a full professor in Guangdong University for Foreign Studies.

 

Lin Yueqi (1969–) born in Fujian, is a fiction writer who has won more than ten literary awards at the provincial and national levels, among others. He has published five novels including Liang Di Shi (Two Emperors’ Teacher), four books of short-short stories as well as internet fiction, among others.

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.


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 Haitao (1955–) was born in Zhanjiang, Guangdong. He is a short-short story theorist, and also a member of the Chinese Writers’ Association. He is a special visiting professor at Hunan Science and Technology College. He has published more than two hundred research essays in various journals inside and outside of China. He is one of the scholars who started to study the Chinese short-short story in the 1980s and was also among the first to publish theoretical essays, including a monograph entitled The Chinese Short-Short Story: Theory and Writing Techniques. He has devoted much of his time to theoretical research on the short-short story, the science of writing and the study of overseas Chinese literature.

Liu Liying (1960–) is a full-time writer. National short-short story award winner, she has published 120 short-short stories and forty other literary pieces, including novellas and short stories.*

 

Long Ganghua (19??–), Professor and Dean of the School of Literature, Shaoyang College, Hunan, has studied the Chinese short-short story for many years and has conducted in-depth research in the field.

Luo Binlu (19??–), has dual citizenship from Hong Kong, China and Singapore. A senior writer, he is presently enjoying his retirement in Singapore.

Ma Duangang (1970–) was born in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. He writes mostly fiction and has published a collection of novellas entitled Sunshine in the Afternoon. He works as an editor for a literary magazine in Inner Mongolia.*


Ma Xinting (1967–) is a writer based in Zibo, Shandong. He has published twelve books of short-short stories and has won more than 100 prizes and awards for his short-short stories including one from the “2nd World’s Chinese Short-Short Story Contest.”

Mei Fengyan (1964–) was born in Wujin, Jiangsu. She is a member of Suzhou Writers’ Association. She has published about 200 short-short stories in various literary periodicals and anthologies. She has won five short-short story awards.


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 more than ninety short stories, among others. He has won multiple short-short story awards, including the Sixth Gold Sparrow Award.

 

Peng Sike (1930–), writer, editor and one-time journalist, has written many publications, including a novel entitled Battles in Yihetala and a collection of short stories and novellas, The Golden Mt. Xingan. He has won many literary awards.*


Shen Hong (1959–) was born in Huzhou, Zhejiang. He is an editor and writer. He has published more than eight hundred short-short stories including three collections of such literary pieces. He has won many literary honors, including the Zhengzhou Short-Short Story Writers’ Society Fine Collection Award for his book, Getting Out of the Desert.

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 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.

Sun Chunping (1950–), who belongs to the Manchu nationality, is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He used to be a “zhi qing” (educated youth sent to work in the fields including mountainous areas) and a railroad worker. He is now the Chair of the Federation of Literary Writers and Artists of Shenyang and also Associate Chair of the Writers’ Association of Liaoning. He has published five novels, sixty novellas, 100 short stories and five books comprising 200 short-short stories. He has won an award for a novel, ten awards for his novellas, eight for his short stories, and five for his short-short stories.

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.

Sun Shuyuan (1948–) was born in Chao’an County, Guangdong Province. He has worked in the public health sector for about forty years, and has been writing since 1981. Winner of three prestigious literary awards in Shantou City, he has published a long list of literary works including four novels, two collections of novellas and short stories, among other works.


Wang Wengang (1977–), originally known as Wang Qianli (王千里), was born in Xuzhou, Jiangsu. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of Jiangsu, a committee member of Xuzhou Writers’ Association, and also a committee member of Jiangsu Association for the Study of the Short-Short Story. He has published more than 400 short-short stories and literary essays. He has authored three collections of short stories and has won three awards for his short-short stories and two for his short stories.


Wang Xiaoqian (1964–), who was born in Fushun, Sichuan, holds a Master’s in Economics. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has authored the first novel of his to-be trilogy entitled Jiu Hua (Drunk Talk) and ten other books including five collections of short-short stories, one of which is Si Ceng Xiang Shi De Dong Tian (A Winter That Looks Familiar). He also writes literary nonfiction and reportage. He has coauthored a TV series script that has been produced and broadcast. He has won fifty short-short story prizes and awards, including the prestigious Bingxin Children’s Book Award.

Wang Xinghai (1959–) was born in Yucheng, Shandong. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of Shandong, a committee member of the Literary Nonfiction Writers’ Association of Shandong, and Chair of Yucheng Writers’ Association. Besides a novel and two novellas, he has published 100 short-short stories and nine short stories. He has won an award for a novella, three for his short stories, and five for his short-short stories.


Wu Jinliang (1955–), winner of several literary awards, has written five books and many stories, including a collection of short stories, a literary biography, two novels and a collection of short-short stories entitled Wu Jinliang’s Short-Short Stories. Some of his works have been turned into movies and TV movies.*

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.

 

Xia Xueqin (1963–) started to write in 1987. A winner of the first National Short-Short Story Contest (2001) in China, she has published in many literary periodicals and newspapers. She works for a district cultural center in Hangzhou.


Xiao Jianguo (1970–) is the Chair of Huicheng District Writers’ Association of Huizhou. He has been writing short-short stories for more than twenty years and has published over 500 literary pieces. Besides a novel and a book of short stories, he has published two books of short-short stories, one of which, Da Xue Na Nian (The Heavy Snowfall That Year), has won multiple awards in various competitions. In total, he has won more than ten awards for his short-short stories and three for his short stories.


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.

Xu Dong (1975–) was born in Shangdong but lives and works in Shenzhen. He has published more than ten books of fiction, including Bian Hu Ji (《变虎记》), Wo Men (《我们》), Ou Zhu De Yuan Fang (《欧珠的远方》) and Jiu Ai Yu Hui Yi (《旧爱与回忆》). He has won the Guangdong Lu Xun Literary Award.

Xu Huifen (1952), a Shanghai-based writer, is a committee member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China. She has published six collections of short-short stories, among others. She has won seven prestigious literary awards.


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 Xijun (1960–) was born in Guanyun, Jiangsu. He is the associate editor-in-chief of the Journal of Huaihai Polytechnic College and an adjunct professor at China University of Mining and Technology. He is also a writer and literary critic. Besides three important monographs, he has published over two thousand pages of literary works, including three books of short-short stories and literary nonfiction, among others. He has won more than fifty prizes and awards including literary awards and research awards.

Ya Hua (1965–) is a writer who lives and works in Guangdong. She is a member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of China. She has published thirty-four short-short stories, six short stories and three novellas. Her stories appear in the mainstream media in China and also in the Chinese newspapers and magazines in Japan, Australia, and Thailand. Besides winning an award for her novella and one for a short story, she has won five short-short story awards.


Yan Xiaoge (1968–) was born in Xihua, Henan. Teaching as a profession, he started to publish short-short stories in 1995 and has won several prizes and awards.*

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 Chunsheng (19??–) is the author of many works, including Tales About Canton and A Collection of Guangdong and Hainan Customs. He is a Chinese professor and folklorist supervising PhD candidates in Sun Yat-sen University, well known for his profound knowledge of southern Chinese culture and customs.*


Yi De Er Fu (1944–), originally known as Ye Fu, started his literary career in 1972, writing many books, including a collection of short-short stories entitled Classified Reference Open to the Public, two of short stories, Springing Out and Stories by Yi De Er Fu, and one of novellas, Whose Fault. He has published many other works, such as short plays, TV scripts and literary non-fiction, as well as a book of his own calligraphy. He has collected nearly forty municipal, provincial and national literary awards. He has worked as an editor for several literary series.*


You Ma’er (19??–) lives and works in Hong Kong. He has published short stories, among other literary works.

Yu Xiurong (1975–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. She has published many literary works and won a number of literary awards. Her publications include a novel entitled Feng Shou (《丰收》,Harvest), a book of literary nonfiction, a book of novellas and one of short stories, as well as eighteen short-short stories. She has won an award for her literary nonfiction and two awards for her short stories.

 

Yuan Bingfa (1960–) lives and works in Harbin, Heilongjiang. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China and a committee member of the Writers’ Association of Heilongjiang. His publications include seven books of short-short stories and eight short stories. He started writing in 1984 and has been publishing in dozens of prestigious literary periodicals. Many of his stories have been included in various anthologies and some have been turned into short movies and aired on TV in China. He has won twelve short-short story awards and a short story award.


Yuan Liangcai (1966–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of Anhui. He has published three plays, one of which has been performed on the stage and the other two have been turned into short movies. He has published about fifty short stories and about 600 short-short stories. He has won more than twenty-five literary awards including a third-prize of the prestigious bi-annual “Zhong Jun (中骏杯) Selected Fiction Award (2016–2017).”


Zha La Ga Hu (1930–), a well-known novelist, has written twenty books, including The Fall of the Golden Family and Legend of Gadamei Village. He has won ten literary awards at the regional and national levels. Some of his works have been translated into different languages or included in national textbooks. His name appears in International Authors and Writers Who’s Who as Hu Zha La Ga.*

Zhang Guibin (1972–) has published in various literary periodicals and newspapers many poems as well as literary prose including fiction. He has won more than thirty national literary prizes and awards in China since 2006 when he started writing.


Zhang Jianzhong (1970–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of Anhui. He writes mostly short-short stories and some longer pieces of fiction, which appear in various newspapers and periodicals. He has published 101 short-short stories, five short stories and a novella. He has won ten awards for his short-short stories and one for a short story.

Zhang Jishu (1951–) was born in Feixiang, Hebei. He is a member of the Writers’ Association of China. He has published more than 2,000 short-short stories, including ten collections, four of which are A Strange Dream, A Drunk Dream, A Story That Can’t Be Told, and A Love Dream. Many of his works have also been published outside of China.


Zhang Kaicheng (1958–) was born in Jiyuan, Henan. He has published stories, literary non-fiction and reportage in various publications, totaling about two thousand pages.*

 

Zhang Lianqin (1968–) is a member of Baishan Writers’ Association in Jilin. She is good at Chinese calligraphy and writes literary nonfiction besides short stories. Her literary writings have appeared in dozens of literary periodicals and newspapers in China and also outside of China.

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.


Zheng Bili (1972–) is a native of Longchuan, Guangdong. She is a member of the Writers’ Association of Guangdong and a member of the Short-Short Writers’ Society of Guangdong. She works for the Agricultural Office of the Longchuan County government, Guangdong. She is also a part-time editor for Longchuan Literature and Arts.

Zhong Xiuli (1980–) lives and works in Meizhou, Guangdong. She is a member of the Short-Short Story Writers’ Society of Guangdong. Her literary works have appeared in Yangcheng Evening News, Meizhou Daily, Heyuan Daily, Lingnan Fiction, among others.


Zhong Zimei (1942–) born in Bandung, Indonesia. He graduated from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China. He is best known as a short-short science-fiction writer. He works and lives in Hong Kong.*


Zhou Daxin (1952–), widely respected author, has published more than thirty books and won many prestigious literary awards. More than ten of his works have been turned into plays and movies, including TV movies and radio plays, one of which won the Gold Bear medal at the 43th International Film Festival in Berlin.*

Zhou Qu (1964–) is a member of the Writers’ Association of Anhui, a committee member of Wuhu Writers’ Association, and also a committee member of the Super-Short Story Writers’ Association of China. He is a senior teacher and principal of a primary school. He also serves as an associate editor-in-chief of the Super-Short Story Paper. His stories have appeared in dozens of literary periodicals and newspapers inside and outside of China. He has won many literary prizes and awards, including the first prize of the “Guanghui Rule-by-Law Story Contest.”


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).


Zong Lihua (1971–) is winner of the Annual Best Chinese Short-Short Story Award. He has published nearly two hundred stories in different literary periodicals and other publications.*

*Translator’s note: The author’s biographical information was provided in 2004 and has not been updated ever since.