The Young Shen Nong
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Research Centre for Translation, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Young Shen Nong” retells an ancient romantic myth as a satiric parallel with a present-day narrative, in which the contemporary version wittily reverses the roles of the lovers. Shen Nong, “the Wizard Farmer” rules as Emperor Yan for a long time before he fakes his own death, by eating a gelsemium, to find the love of his life, Lei. As Shen Nong is immune to all kind of toxins, he and Lei decide to go on a journey and find the ultimate poison to end their lives.
DUNG, Kai-cheung 董啟章
DUNG, Kai Cheung
Born in Hong Kong in 1967, Dung Kai Cheung has written a number of short stories and novels, including 《地圖集──一個想像的城市的考古學》( Atlas: The Archaeology of an Imaginary City ) and《時間繁史: 啞瓷之光》(Histories of Time).
Chapman joined the East Asia Library at the University of Washington as China Studies Reference and Instruction Specialist in 2019. Ian’s background is in interdisciplinary Chinese studies, mainly premodern. He previously taught language, literature, history, and religion courses at the same institution. He holds a PhD in Chinese history from Princeton University and recently earned his MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Born in Hong Kong, Hung received her doctorate at the University of London. She was the Director of the Research Centre for Translation at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and editor of the literary journal Renditions. She has translated works by Wang Anyi and Eileen Chang into English.
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Renditions, nos. 47 & 48, pp.11-22