Last week, The Shanghai Literary Review had our American launch party in New York City. The Asian American Writer’s Workshop hosted the event, which consisted of readings from TSLR Issue 2 and a Q&A panel with a few of our editors. Mike Fu, our Translation Editor, led the event.

The audience was treated to readings from Joy Huang Stoffers, Jeremy Tiang, Jianan Qian, Julie Wenglinski, and Nancy Huang. The Q&A between the audience and Translation Editor, Mike Fu; Book Review Editor, Brian Haman; and Editor in Chief/Fiction Editor, Juli Min, delved into the intricacies of publishing a print magazine in a digital world, searching for the spirit of Shanghai in literary works, and the challenge of translating Chinese works while preserving meaning, among other topics. The event is available for viewing on both the TSLR and AAWW Facebook pages, and the full video of the event is below.

TSLR would like to thank the readers for their beautiful contributions and the Asian American Writer’s Workshop for hosting such a successful event.