Ding Liying

Born in 1966 in Shanghai, Ding Liying is one of a new generation of Chinese women writers. Acclaimed for her carefully crafted portraits of ordinary urban women, she is an essayist and poet, as well as a short story writer, and has recently translated the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. She was awarded the Anne Kao Poetry Prize in 1999.

Anthologies featuring Ding Liying

Shi Cheng: Short Stories from Urban China

The challenges depicted in these stories are uniquely Chinese, but the energy and ingenuity with which their authors approach them is something readers everywhere can marvel at.