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Tse Hao Guang on Zhou Jianing

From the "Sense of Place" issue of Pathlight magazine.

I began and finished translating Jianing’s story in the unlikeliest of places. Iowa City was obviously a misnomer, a town compared to my home Singapore, compared to the Shanghai of Jianing’s story. She and I and dozens of other writers had been sucked from across the world into the orbit of the 2016 International Writing Program, which meant hardly anyone belonged, which meant everyone belonged. read…