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Huamei Han

Huamei Han was born in Shandong Province, China. She earned a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature, and an M.A. in Chinese Linguistics at the East China Normal School in Shanghai. Han moved to Toronto in 1999 and taught Mandarin for both the Toronto District School Board and for the School of Continuing Studies of the University of Toronto. In 2007 she completed a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in Second Language Education. The title of her dissertation is: Language, Religion and Immigrant Settlement: An Ethnography.

Fiction (Short stories)

Transfer and Other Stories

Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2004. (Reprinted in an enlarged ed. in 2005)
PS8615 .A55 T73 2005

Publisher’s Synopsis (2005 edition)

Huamei Han, whose poetic English feels like Mandarin, sets her stories in China after the Cultural Revolution.
The young narrator, Lin Yongxue (Sing the Snow’s Praise), searches out glints of tenderness as she toughens herself to the daily brutalities of life among people who dare not ask for more than the body’s survival.

Anthologies (Short stories)

Trees Running Backwards: Stories by Thirteen Writers.

Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2004.
PS8365 .T74 2005

Contains two autobiographical stories “Transfer” and “Yang’s Love” by Han.


Publisher Life Rattle Press