About Glitch

Launched in late 2020, GLITCH is a literary home of Chinese true tales of  the strange (zhiguai), Western glitch-in-matrix trales, Western and Eastern paranormal memoir, as well as ancient weird creepypastas and Chinese horror fictions that present themselves as nonfiction or "true" stories. A collaboration between Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the author and translator Yi Izzy Yu, and Empress Wu Books, Glitch collects weird NONFICTION--ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, as well as close fictional cousins.

Like Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian scholars of old, we are dedicated to collecting strange stories and putting them in conversation with one another. We do so in order to dismantle too-easy divisions between myth and truth, fiction and nonfiction, the physical and the spiritual, and the waking and dreaming worlds. Our aim? "Boxue (博学)," the illumination of the deep principles of self and reality.

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