My Translation of a Woeser Short Story Published in MANOA

I’m excited to announce that a short story by Woeser la that I translated into English has been published by the University of Hawai’i in their literary journal MANOA, edited by Frank Stewart and Fiona Sze-Lorrain.

The issue is called “Sky Lanterns: Poetry from China, Formosa, and Beyond” and it “brings together innovative work by authors—primarily poets—in mainland China, Taiwan, the United States, and beyond who are engaged in truth-seeking, resistance, and renewal.”

The short story by Woeser la which I translated is one she wrote in April 2004 and is titled “Rinchen, the Sky-Burial Master”, the original title in Chinese is 《带我去天葬场的仁青》. Obviously I can’t give too much away as you have to get MANOA to read the story but it’s a good one!

My first encounter with MANOA was back in 2000 or 2001 when I saw their issue “Song of the Snow Lion: New Writing from Tibet”, a fantastic anthology. So I’m very grateful to Fiona Sze-Lorrain for giving me this opportunity to contribute in a small way, and of course to Woeser la for her writings!

Here is the full list of contributors to MANOA:


Chinese, Taiwanese, Tibetan, and Asian-American Poets

Amang 阿芒
Bai Hua 柏桦
Bei Dao 北岛
Chen Yuhong 陳育虹
Duo Yu 朵渔
Hai Zi 海子
Lan Lan 蓝蓝
Karen An-hwei Lee
Li Shangyin 李商隐
Ling Yu 零雨
Pang Pei 庞培
Sun Lei 孙磊
Arthur Sze
Fiona Sze-Lorrain
Wei An 苇岸
Woeser 唯色
Yang Lian 杨炼
Yang Zi 杨子
Yi Lu 伊路
Barbara Yien
Yinni 隱匿
Yu Xiang 宇向
Zhang Zao 张枣


Chloe Garcia-Roberts
Brian Holton
Denis Mair
Thomas Moran
Dechen Pemba
Frank Stewart
Fiona Sze-Lorrain
Michelle Yeh

Visual Artists:

Li Jun 李俊
Luo Dan 骆丹
Zeng Han 曾翰


One thought on “My Translation of a Woeser Short Story Published in MANOA

  1. Pingback: My Translation of “Garpon La’s Offerings” by Woeser Published in MANOA | Dechen's Blog

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