No He or She

by Weike Wang

In spoken Chinese, everything is gender neutral. There is no she or he. The more I think about this now, the more I like this about the language. Man or woman? Does it matter? A person.


Weike Wang's fiction has been published in Alaska Quarterly Review, Glimmer Train and Ploughshares. "No He or She" is excerpted from Chemistry, her first novel.