Canaan Morse

Finalist, 2021 National Book Awards

Canaan Morse is a literary translator, poet, and graduate researcher of pre-modern Chinese literature. His translations of Chinese prose and poetry have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Baffler, The Southern Review, and many other journals.
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Peach Blossom Paradise

ISBN 9781681374703 New York Review Books

In 1898 reformist intellectuals in China persuaded the young emperor that it was time to transform his sclerotic empire into a prosperous modern state. The Hundred Days’ Reform that followed was a moment of unprecedented change and extraordinary hope—brought to an abrupt end by a bloody military coup. More about this book >

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Canaan Morse

Canaan Morse is a literary translator, poet, and graduate researcher of pre-modern Chinese literature. His translations of Chinese prose and poetry have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Baffler, The Southern Review, and many other journals, and he translated Ge Fei’s novel The Invisibility Cloak. He is currently completing a PhD at Harvard University.

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