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The Contemporary Chinese Writers Website Project is a collaborative project undertaken by faculty and teaching staff in MIT's Global Studies and Languages Department, in conjunction with members of the MIT community. The mission of the project is to give visibility to the wide range of famous living Chinese writers and to integrate Chinese cultural elements into language learning. The project is centered on a series of scholarly websites featuring prominent contemporary Chinese writers from China, Taiwan, and the Chinese diaspora. The meaning of our website's Chinese logo, wéncháo 文潮, is “waves of literature,” and it symbolizes the impact of these writers on Chinese society and the world. This website is a scholarly repository, and we invite academic scholars to have their scholarly works cited on the website and linked if appropriate. In the spirit of MIT’s OpenCourseWare, the Contemporary Chinese Writers Website Project will serve as an open resource to scholars and readers of Chinese literature worldwide. The Contemporary Chinese Writers Project gratefully acknowledges the generous donation of former Senior Associate Dean Alan White of the MIT Sloan School of Management for funding the project's first site on mainland Chinese short story writer, novelist, and critic Can Xue, and MIT's Global Studies and Languages for the funding of our next two sites devoted to Taiwanese novelist and feminist writer Li Ang and the Malaysian Taiwan novelist Li Yongping. We welcome comments and suggestions.

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