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Listed below are only some of the press articles and reviews appearing about Can Xue. If you know of other work that should be included in this listing, please contact the site's web master.

Ongoing Can Xue blog in Chinese

2014

Tonkin, Boyd. "The Last Lover by Can Xue." Review of Can Xue's The Last Lover. The Independent, July 17, 2014.

Khakpour, Porochista. "Porochista Khakpour on Can Xue." Buzzfeed Books/Literary Mothers Project, May 12, 2014. [Novelist Porochista Khakpour's appreciation of Can Xue.]

Lu, Huan. "Can Xue's Latest Collection of Short Stories." All Chinese Women's Federation website, April 18, 2014.

2012

Celayo, Amando. "Vertical Motion by Can Xue." Review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion. World Literature in Review, website by World Literature Today, March/April 2012.

2011

Cheng, Aaron N. "Despite Striking Images, Xue's Magical Realism Disappoints." The Harvard Crimson, November 15, 2011. [Review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion.]

"Can Xue's "Vertical Motion": It's Awesome." This Hungry Owl. November 11, 2011. [Thoughtful review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion.]

Oppenheimer, Rebecca. "'Hypothermia' and other chillers for your Halloween bag." The Baltimore Sun Times, October 25, 2011. [Includes a short review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion.]

Matthew, Michael. "Vertical Motion." Review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion. Belletrista, Issue 13, September/October 2011.

Ye, Lily. Review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion. Three Percent, a resource of international literature at the University of Rochester, September 15, 2011.

Haddon, Rosemary. Review of Can Xue's Five Spice Street. MCLC Resource Center Publication, August 2011.

Calvert, Drew. Review of Can Xue's Vertical Motion. The Literary Review, Vol. 54, No. 4, Summer 2011.

Interview by "Read This Next" on the publication of Vertical Motion. Interview with Karen Gernant and Chen Zeping, translators of Vertical Motion. Three Percent, a resource of international literature at the University of Rochester, August 4, 2011.

2010

Zhao, Chenxi. "Classicist and Avant-Garde Can Xue." All-China Women's Federation website, October 14, 2010.

Hussein, Aamer. "Two Reviews of Chinese Writers." Review of Can Xue's Five Spice Street and Han Dong's Banished. Unpublished, but posted to Paper Republic website in January 2010.

2009

Chohan, Hardeep. Review of Five Spice Street by Can Xue. The Literateur, July 10, 2009.

Epstein-Deutsch, Eli. "Is Can Xue the Bruno Schultz of Modern China?" The Village Voice, April 24, 2009.

Howard, Jennifer. "Hot Type: A Few University-Press Books Hit Mainstream 'Best of' Lists." The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 13, 2009. [Can Xue's Five Spice Street is mentioned as a pick by Chad W. Post, Director, Open Letter Books.]

Hughes, Brendan Patrick. "Can Xue's Five Spice Street." Words without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature, 2009.

Madera, John. Review of Five Spice Street by Can Xue. The Quarterly Conversation, 2009.

Post, Chad W. Review of Five Spice Street in Three Percent: A Resource of International Literature at the University of Rochester, March 11, 2009.

Yale University Office of Public Affairs. "Avant-Garde Chinese Author Can Xue to Visit Yale," April 6, 2009.

2008

Almeida, Alexis. "Can Xue: This New Literature has an Old Soul." Words without Borders: The Online Magazine for International Literature, March 2008.

2007

Dutton, Danielle. Review of Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories by Can Xue. The Review of Contemporary Fiction 27, no. 1 (2007): 170–171.

Milicia, Joseph. Review of Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories by Can Xue. Multicultural Review (Summer 2007): 52.

2006

Ervin, Andrew. Review of Blue Light in the Sky and Other Stories by Can Xue. New York Times Book Review, September 24, 2006.

2005

"Can Xue." A profile on Can Xue in chinaculture.org, December 6, 2005.

2001

Badura, Matthew. Review of The Embroidered Shoes by Can Xue. The Review of Contemporary Fiction, June 22, 1998.

Ducornet, R. Review of The Embroidered Shoes by Can Xue. American Book Review 19, no. 6: 6.

Knapp, Bettina L. Review of La Rue de la Boue Jaune by Can Xue, tr. Genevieve Imbot-Bichet. World Literature Today (Summer 2001).

Michaels, Lisa. Review of The Embroidered Shoes by Can Xue. The New York Times, October 19, 1997.

1997

Bernheimer, Kate. "The Djinn in the Nightingale's Eye." Artforum International Magazine, 1997. [Discusses Can Xue in a short essay about the re-emergence of fantastical tales.]

1993

Bauer, Daniel J. ""Old Floating Cloud: Two Novellas." Review of Old Floating Cloud: Two Novellas by Can Xue. Asian Folklore Studies (0385-2342), 52 (1), 1993.

1991

Domini, John. "A Nightmare Circling Overhead." Review of Can Xue's Dialogues in Paradise. New York Times Book Review, December 29, 1991.

1990

Bauer, Daniel J. ""Dialogues in Paradise". Review of Can Xue's Dialogues in Paradise. Asian Folklore Studies (0385-2342), 49 (2), 1990.

Duke, Michael S. "World Literature in Review: China." Review of Dialogues in Paradise by Can Xue. World Literature Today (Summer 1990): 524–525.

Lu, Zhengwei. "Dialogues in Paradise." Review of Can Xue's Dialogues in Paradise. Pacific Affairs (0030-851X), 63 (4), 1990.

1989

Mesic, Penelope. Review of Dialogues in Paradise. Booklist 85, no. 21 (July 1989).