Renditions no. 92 (Autumn 2019)
Renditions no. 92 is a general issue with a special section dedicated to excerpts from Zhang Henshui’s 張恨水 Eighty-One Dreams 八十一夢, a series of fantasies revolving around life in China before, during, and what the author images things might be like after the War of Resistance, beautifully rendered by Simon Schuchat. Other features comprise two pieces published in the same journal in the final decade of the Qing dynasty, one being ‘A New History of Rats’ 新鼠史, an amusing allegory of Chinese weakness and potential for recovery, the other a short and lively satire titled ‘School Inspection’ 查功課 by Wu Jianren 吳趼人.