Huamei Han was born in Shandong Province, China in 1970. 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 has taught Mandarin for both the Toronto District School Board and for the School of Continuing Studies of the University of Toronto. She is currently working on a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in Second Language Education.
Fiction (Short stories)
Transfer and Other Stories
Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2004. (Reprinted in an enlarged ed. in 2005)
9th floor 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.
9th floor PS8365 .T74 2005
Contains two autobiographical stories “Transfer” and “Yang’s Love” by Han.