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Ha Jin

Winter 2000

A Mission

By Ha Jin

He was sent by our emperor to the west,together with a hundred men,to acquire the grand horses thatHis Majesty had heard would sweat blood.Also, it was reported that the Hunshad […]

Spring 1995

Emperor

By Ha Jin

We were playing horse ride in the afternoon on Main Street, which was a noncombat zone for the boys in Dismount Fort. The fourteen of us were in two groups. […]

Summer 1993

In Broad Daylight

By Ha Jin

While I was eating corn cake and jellyfish at lunch, our gate was thrown open and Bare Hips hopped in. His large wooden pistol was stuck partly inside the waist […]