Jonathan Clements on Xu Xu's 'Bird Talk and Other Stories'
Updated: Jun 8
Jonathan Celements, celebrated author and scholar on Asia has shared his thoughts on the upcoming publication of influential Chinese writer, Xu Xu's upcoming short stories compilation, Bird Talk and Other Stories.
"Xu Xu was a writer poised between worlds, a chronicler of exile and diaspora, witness to the vibrant ferment of a British Hong Kong, and the phantoms that haunt what was once a Japanese Taiwan. Foreshadowing many a Chinese ghost story, and foreseeing many a cross-cultural romance, Xu’s stories were both snapshots of the past and uncannily visionary predictions of our present."
—Jonathan Clements, author of A Brief History of China
Bird Talk and Other Stories by Xu Xu is out 05/26/20. Pre-order your copy here.