• Farewell from Chutzpah!

    Chutzpah Published 2014-02-19 01:57

    Chutzpah!'s parent company, Modern Media, has announced that, as of this February, it will be shutting down the magazine because of financial concerns. We at Chutzpah! are sad to see the magazine go, but we're proud to have had the chance to publish so many talented writers and translators over the past two and a half years in sixteen beautiful volumes. Hearty thanks to all our contributors and re...

  • Issue 16 celebrates the Diamond Generation

    Chutzpah Published 2013-12-29 02:52

    Cover image: from Yuan Keru's "Feathersound" (Single channel video, 19'31", 2013)Issue 16: The Diamond Generation features only writers you've probably never heard about before—because they're all age 24 or younger. A dozen new voices from the Sinophone world debut alongside a dozen young poets from North America, Europe, and Asia, whose work is showcased in this issue's Peregrine, some of it for ...

  • Alat Asem profiled in Daily Telegraph and Washington Post

    Chutzpah Published 2013-10-10 22:02

    A recent article published in The Daily Telegraph and reprinted on the Washington Post's ChinaWatch website profiled Uyghur writer Alat Asem, whose work recently appeared for the first time in English translation in Chutzpah!.In the article, Liu Jun chronicles Asem's colorful life experiences and his immersion in the hurly-burly of Xinjiang officialdom, an education in the "school of life" that nu...

  • Issue 15 out; Chutzpah! goes quarterly

    Chutzpah Published 2013-09-14 20:14

    Cover Image: Gu Xiang, "Vessel," 2013.Featuring new fiction in Chinese by Sun Yisheng, Ren Xiaowen, and others, Issue 15 is devoted, more through happy coincidence than editorial intent, to writing in which fathers play a central role. This issue's Peregrine, however, recapitulates the theme of ethnic minority writing, with stories by Kazakh writer Aydos Amantay and Yi writer Na Zhangyuan appearin...

  • Issue 14 Launch Event: A Talk with Aydos Amantay

    Chutzpah Published 2013-07-04 06:30

    Time: July 6, 3:00 - 5:00 pmPlace: Fang Suo Commune Bookstore, MU floor, Taikoo Hui, No. 383, Tianhe Lu, Tianhe District, Guangzhou "Distance" is an unavoidable word, and distance is the beginning of all misunderstandings. The distance separating Guangzhou and Xinjiang is probably the greatest distance in all of China. As a young Kazakh man, I am fortunate to be able to talk face-to-face with frie...

  • Chutzpah! Issue 14 just out

    Chutzpah Published 2013-06-19 21:19

    Cover Image: Li Wei, "Woman in the Snow," Inner Mongolia, 2008.This very special issue features writing from China's ethnic minorities -- Uyghurs, Kazakhs, Tibetans, Yi, Mongolians, and others -- both originally written in Mandarin and translated from the writers' native tongues. Following in the footsteps of Issue 11, "Xinjiang Time," "Roots" broadens the scope, taking in the entire Chinese polyp...

  • Chutzpah! Issue 13 due out soon

    Chutzpah Published 2013-04-16 05:20

    Cover image: Leong Waiian, "The Tiger and the Lamb," pencil on paper. This issue, Chutzpah! celebrates two years in print! Issue 13's theme, "To Be Continued," affirms our continued existence. The Chinese issue features two novels in progress by Dung Kai-Cheung and Kang He, a series of interconnected stories by He Wapi, and a story by Chen Xue. In English, don't miss debut author Wang Bang's insid...

  • Chutzpah! Issue 12 is out

    Chutzpah Published 2013-03-15 01:01

    Pak Sheung Chuen, "Two-person balloon," 2004.Chutzpah! Issue 12, "The Future of Love," features an international smorgasbord of new writing on the theme of love, curated by German author Ingo Niermann. Look out for Junot Diaz in Chinese and a short story by Chen Xue, an important new voice in Taiwanese lesbian fiction, translated by Howard Goldblatt. Read more...From artist Pak Sheung Chuen's seri...


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