Amazing Time for Chinese Lit

For so long my sisters and I bemoaned the lack of modern novels about China. Memoirs about the Cultural Revolution, historical fiction, and nonfiction abounded, but only in the past few of years have I seen a rise in more translated modern Chinese lit. (Well, maybe I’ve been paying more attention.) And this last year or two in the States, wow! Amazing diversity just within the Chinese category! I’m sure there’s much more, but below are just a few modern Chinese and Chinese American novels that I’ve read so far.

Northern Girls by Sheng Keyi (translated)

A River of Stars by Vanessa Hua

Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

What We were Promised by Lucy Tan

And Excess Male by Maggie Shen King

Chemistry by Weike Wang

Emperor of Shoes by Spencer Wise

Front Desk by Kelly Yang (Middle Grade)

Shadow Girl by Liana Liu (YA)

Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (YA)

American Panda by Gloria Chao (YA)

Lotus by Lijia Zhang (translated)

A Perfect Crime by A Yi (translated)

Running through Beijing by Xu Zechen (translated)

The Dark Road by Ma Jian (translated)

On my TBR pile: The Day the Sun Died by Yan Lianke (translated), The Three Body Problem by Liu CIxin (translated, the first of a sci-fi trilogy)