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Helen Wang

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Helen Wang translates contemporary Chinese literature. Her first translations were published in the 1990s: short stories and essays by Yu Hua, Ma Yuan, Zhang Chengzhi, Du Ma, Zhang Langlang. She started translating again a few years ago, mostly short stories and essays, and also books for children and young adults. Her translation of Cao Wenxuan’s Bronze and Sunflower won the 2017 Marsh Christian Award for Children’s Literature in Translation Award. She works collaboratively with the China Fiction Book Club, Paper Republic, Global Literature in Libraries, and Chinese Books for Young Readers. She lives in London, and is curator of East Asian money at the British Museum. Twitter @helenwanglondon

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