About Glitch

A collaboration between students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the author and translator Yi Izzy Yu,  and Empress Wu Books, and a tie-in with the publication of The Shadowbook of Ji Yun and Zhiguai, GLITCH is a literary home of Chinese tales of the strange (zhiguai) and the paranormal, alongside Western glitch-in-matrix tales.

Like Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian scholars of old, GLITCH collects strange stories and puts them in conversation with one another. We do so in order to dismantle too-easy divisions between myth and truth, fiction and nonfiction, scientific and supernatural phenomena, the physical and the spiritual, and the waking and dreaming worlds. 


Awkward but social