Dai Weina is a poet, short story writer, playwright, translator, editor and scholar based in Beijing, where she works for the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. She holds an MPhil from Oxford University and a PhD from Renmin University of China, and has been a visiting fellow at Duke University. Up till 2017 she has published four poetry collections, notably Face Shield and Soul Gymnastics. Her short story collection Ganoderma Girl was published in 2013 and her play Invasion was performed in 2016. Her books of translation include Miklos Haraszti’s The Velvet Prison. She also edits Light-Year, a poetry translation magazine. Numerous awards she has won include the 2014 Xingxing Best New Poet Award, 2017 Annual Pacific Poet, the Shenzhen Annual Ten Books Award and the Sina Annual Book Award, to name a few. Her poems have been translated into English, German and Korean.