- Eastern Asia
. A graduate of the Lu Xun Academy in Beijing, Ms. Chi has published over 30 books. Her work presents the time-honored practices of her northern village of Mona from a feminist perspective. At the same time, in novels such as Silver Plates, The River Rolls By, and Beloved Potatoes, she weaves fragments of the old and new to show a rapidly changing country. Little of her writing has been translated into English, beyond a short story collection Figments of the Supernatural, which won the 2004 Suspense-Sentence Fellowship from the James Joyce Foundation in Australia. She is participating courtesy of the Freeman Foundation.