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Chinese web novels and their adaptations have a rich history, with online libraries of millions of titles, ranging from Chinese fantasy, wuxia, romance, action, mystery and horror. Hundreds of thousands of readers wait with bated breath each day for their favorite novel to update. The most popular ones have been adapted for the big screen or addicting dramas. Popular titles such as “Nirvana in Fire”, “Love O2O: Just One Smile is Very Alluring”, “Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms”, “Martial God Universe”, and “Princess Wei Young” have all been adapted from web novels.
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Magic, academies, and lineages rule in the western Destroyer of Ice and Fire!
Intrigues and poisonous revenge from the main character is located within Poison Genius Consort. (Now being adapted as Legend of Yun Xi, starring Ju Jingyu of SNH48)
A chat room about the Heavenly Court that turns into the real world? Red Packet Server is here to knock your socks off!
No transmigration, no rebirth. Just a good ole smart cookie MC who uses their brain in Return of the Swallow.
In a world of wuxia where cultivation can only occur through alien-made machines, Divine Throne of Primordial Blood is not your average Chinese fantasy novel!
Bring out the hankies and get the ice cream, we’ve a whole series of sad short stories for you!
Fantastic, VRMMORPG is a way of life, but why am I the ugliest character on the server?! This MC is Kickass, and so am I!
We’re the first ones to work directly with an author, as former cop Teresa Ge kicks things off in The Sketch Artist!
Tired of the same old Chinese web novel tropes? Transmigrator Meets Reincarnator is about as stereotype shattering as you can get!
Written By: Dreamie (盈蓝梦)
Translated By: PetiePotter
Edited By: Arka
Synopsis: Gu Qingyu, a licensed psychiatrist in the modern times, is thrown into turmoil.
Her own unjust death, a new world, and much more awaits her!『A sudden attack from a shadowed figure in a hospital!
She reaches out with one wish on her mind as her blood flows out,
“I-I don’t want to die! S-Somebody save me!”
In the midst of her desperate cries, a mysterious being receives her wish and relocates her into a new body and world!』
Thrown into an ancient era without any warning, she discovers magic, monsters, and localities to explore!
On her journey through the four empires, she encounters hardships, meets new people and builds new relationships, all while trying to evade losing yet another life!
『New situations thrown at her at every turn, a comedic story of love, friendship and trust! Follow Gu Qingyu and her friends’ adventures through the four empires and her path to survival!』
Written By: LiDuo Wu (厘多乌)
Translated and Edited By: Rotten Translations team (Grenn, Wenhui, giantrabbit, Marci, Eris, Q, Trivial & Pyon)
Synopsis: In the 21st century, she was the outstanding world renowned darling of the field of archeology. Then, she transmigrated and became Jinjiang city’s Ji Family’ Third Miss, a small malnourished girl who starved to death. She was unfavored by her father and treated like air by the rest. Therefore, just to earn money and feed herself she had to return to her old profession – being a forensic anthropologist.With a pair of dextrous hands, she stroked and examined those clickety white bones to solve old and dusty unresolved cases.He was a handsome cold prince. Just to see the beauty smile, he would not hesitate to throw away his moral principles and repeatedly flirt with her.In the end, he only received a supercilious look from her, as she declared “Prince, one touch is a 1,000 taels.”“Then, this prince will give you 10,000 taels for a kiss!”
Written By: Yun Chu (芸初)
Translated By: 1314dreamer
Edited By: ororomunroe90
Synopsis: After travelling through time, shes become the ancient version of Cinderella. Not only did her sister rob her fiancé, she is sent to marry that Demon Wang whose eight wives died on their wedding night.What a joke! It has always been her that slaughtered people, when is it their turn to be arrogant?!No problem! As a modern day demoness, she’d like to see who of the two of them is more evil, who is more vicious.Only after marrying the reviled Demon Wang did she know that he seems different from the rumors….
Written By: Innocent (无罪)
Translated By: cvquake
Synopsis: As the era of dragons gradually came to an end, as arcane masters left countless riches and legends under the starry sky, one awakened youngster after another began to set foot on their journey.
Written By: Zero Destiny (0緣分)
Translated By: gandalfs.socks
Edited By: shippotle
Synopsis: Su Chen lost his sight in an unfortunate, unanticipated encounter. He was unwilling to give up despite suffering one of the most tragic fates possible in the human realm, and fought on. Su Chen wants to use his own efforts to create a completely new destiny, both for himself and for mankind!
Written By: Eight Month Flying Eagle (八月飞鹰)
Translated By: Mehxistence
Edited By: Shippotle
Synopsis: The first time Yan Zhaoge crossed worlds, he ended up in a martial practitioner civilization that was at the peak of prosperity. He ended up in the book storage building of the the Divine Palace, which collected and preserved the classics of the entire world from all fields of knowledge. However, a world class calamity struck soon after and even the Divine Palace was destroyed.Yan Zhaoge’s soul once again crossed over, but this time he arrived in the same world, except countless years had passed.With his brain full of rare books and classics from the era of peak prosperity, Yan Zhaoge’s second crossing over to the present era was like a gamer who was used to playing hell mode suddenly finding himself playing the game on easy.That was just way too awesome.But before that, he will have to fix a certain problem.“I’m not a main character? In fact, I’m actually the the main character’s love rival and the antagonistic Mr. Perfect senior-apprentice brother? This script is flawed!”
Written By: Stray Cat for Life (一生流浪的猫)
Translated By: daAznSensazn
Edited By: Taishi Ci
Synopsis: She is a street-walking prostitute; he is a cog in the law enforcement machine; they live in different worlds, but life has brought them together. This is a beautiful love story, this is a series of mysterious murders, this is the story of a fantastic supernatural power. Perhaps they live right beside us, or perhaps they never really existed at all…
Written By: Xiang Si Zi (相思梓)
Translated By: Kakaoo
Edited By: Purpledragon
Synopsis: At the feast of the Gluttonous House’s auction, there was a little girl with an exceptional furnace constitution for offer at a sky-high price. Everyone wanted to lay their hands on her. Suddenly, the little girl in the golden cage opened her eyes, radiating a cold gaze. She was no longer cowardly.She was the gold medal assassin of the 21st century, transmigrating to become the good-for-nothing humiliation that everyone bullied, third miss Nalan Hexi of the genius doctor’s manor.Meridians completely crippled, no innate skill to cultivate? What is she afraid of? She is the exceptional miracle doctor, and these injuries were nothing in her eyes.Father doesn’t dote on her, mother doesn’t love her, everyone schemes against her? Humph, an alternate dimension in hand and an invincible spirit pet as well, she can destroy the small Nalan Manor with a flip of her hand!Ugly complexion, malnourished and sickly in appearance, no one wants her? She recovered her unparalleled looks with the blink of an eye and gained a dozen good looking men as bodyguards!That overbearing man who’d been sticking to her since the auction. Who said I was destined to be yours? I am my own, no one can decide my future!
A certain man: Then I am yours, will that do?
Written By: Billowing Snow
Translated By: etvolare
Edited By: Deyna
Synopsis: The heavens and earth change when the blood phoenix descends.
She is the chosen one of the blood phoenix, and she shoulders the blood debt of the entire royal clan. She renounces her fair facade with resolution and enthralls the world whilst clad in white, bestirring nations and dynasties with the flip of a hand.
He is an invincible war god and never shows mercy in his slaughter. His frozen heart is disturbed by her alone, and his tenderness reserved only for her.
Do we work together with one heart, or walk the separate paths of strangers? Do we clash against each other with weapons instead…
In this vast world, I compose music only with you, to astound eras to come.
Translated By: Chiyomira
Edited By: Prady, LazyMiyu, MrPriest (inactive)
Proofread By: Ocelot
Synopsis: Other people’s Alliance Heads are unrivaled in the lands, with an incomparable domineering air. With a shake of their arm they could cause a thousand waves to ripple throughout Jianghu.Tang Doudou practically wants to flip the table!Cook, warm the bed, warm the bed, cook… She’s completely been caught up in a goddamned cycle!After she finishes she still has to ask a phrase of husband-sama are you pleased?Uncle could endure but Auntie can’t endure!“Wife has worked hard. A moment in the spring night is worth a thousand pounds of gold, when we get home this husband will give you a massage!” This demonically charming black-bellied man’s phoenix eyes flashed as he smiled with a completely harmless expression.
Tang Doudou looked to the sky speechless, …
Written By: Jie Mo (芥沬)
Translated By: Ruyi
Edited By: purple.angel135, Khuja (inactive)
Synopsis: Easily cowed and bullied, she was the useless, ugly woman with no talent in medical skills. Supported by millions, he was Tianning’s most respected duke with the power to move all under Heaven. On their wedding day the bridal sedan was carried to the front doors, but the Duke of Qin’s gates were shut tight.They told her, ‘Come back tomorrow.’All alone, she walked step-by-step full of pride through the duke’s doors. Little could they imagine, this unattractive good-for-nothing was a beautiful, genius doctor of poisons!
Written By: Zhi Xin (知新)
Translated By: Selutu
Edited By: Khuja, etvolare
Synopsis: On a certain day, Ye Zichen was dragged into a deities’ chat group. These deities liked to brag, and also liked to send red packets.
Ever since then, Ye Zichen’s life has had unbelievable changes.
The God of Fortune sent a red packet. I’m going snatch it! Wow, I got a large gold ingot.
Taibai Jinxing sent a red packet, I’m going to snatch it as well! Wow, I got a thousand years of cultivation.
Red Packet Server, with a swipe of my hands, I got them red packets.
Stop messing around, I’m going to snatch red envelopes now!
Written By: Season of Fireworks (那时烟花)
Translated By: Jimminx
Edited By: NoriPixel, Nora
Synopsis: For Ye Ci, the happiest thing in the world for her was a chance to right all her past wrongs.She walked down a dark path, abandoning all for the sake of an empty glory in a game, leading to her own demise. Suddenly Ye Ci reincarnates back into a time when she still had her parent’s love. For the sake of her family and a new beginning, she began her life as a professional gamer. She’s no longer a Human Sorceress, she plays as an Elven Huntress.Can she acquire the power to become the Right Hand of God?A mysterious voice, “Actually, I am God.”
Written By: Beautiful Clear Moon After Snowfall (风光霁月)
Translated By: etvolare
Synopsis: Reclaimed by her noble family after a hellish childhood that wasn’t meant to be hers, Qin Yining is bestowed the gift of a hellish family instead.
Just as she turns her lot around and gains acceptance, her country is plunged into danger instead.
In this absolutely riveting and spellbinding tale, what does our MC do when an entire dynasty is at stake?
Written By: Plow Days (犁天)
Translated By: etvolare
Edited By: Kidyeon, Premonition, Deyna, Crimsonguard, StudMonster, Jafz, Aruthea, and Lem0nPEEL
Synopsis: Jiang Chen, son of the Heavenly Emperor, unexpectedly reincarnated into the body of a despised young noble, thus embarking on the path of the underdog trouncing all comers.
No one has the right to call himself a genius in front of Jiang Chen, as no one has a better understanding of the heavens than the son of the Heavenly Emperor.
Genius? He who adheres to me shall ascend, those who oppose me can find solace in hell!
Written By: Yu Wei (虞薇)
Translated By: mayy
Synopsis: When Li Shen’s second personality acts out, her consciousness is sent to a strange place called Split Zone No.13.
She is then informed that only if she can unravel the truth, will she be able to return home.
Written By: Chenci Landiao (陈词懒调)
Translated By: Craxuan
Edited By: darklord5555
Synopsis: The universe. This infinite field of stars is the dream of every Hunter.For the Hunters who run amidst the stars, the only limit they truly have is the universe.Is there a limit to the universe? And where would this limit lay?When the Shadow Hunter; a young man named Cillin obtains a strange chip by accident, he begins his journey into this endless field of stars.
Written By: Xiang Tingshen
Translated By: Mehxistence, Nym
Synopsis: Inexplicably reborn in the year 2003, having failed terribly in his previous life, the prevailing concern with Xu Tingsheng, that stands above all else, is none other than her. But alas, he is just months away from entering university, while she is but in her first year of junior high… Regarding this, all he can do is wait silently…for now.In the meantime, other matters remain. There were quite a few things that went…rather badly, back then. Given the chance to change things, how would it not be the best decision to give that roulette wheel another spin with the odds stacked a better way, to attempt to change those dismal fates? And in some matters, does the alternative even truly exist? Hence flaps the butterfly’s wings…In Xu Tingsheng’s new ‘second chance’ life, the power of foreknowledge coupled with intelligence pre-empts excellence, and that, coupled with personal charisma and character, begets women. Here he strives for success, while always keeping foremost in his mind that for which he exists, that which his achievements are ultimately meant to protect and cherish. And amidst all this, the season of youth does bloom for the young, deep, complicated romance and spontaneous, hot-blooded fighting never failing to inspire.Philosophical and deep amidst the great, original tale of modernity it tells, this is a thought-provoking story of life, on life, on living.
Written By: Teacher Clear River (清河老师)
Translated and Edited By: Rotten Translations team (Grenn, Wenhui, giantrabbit, Marci, Eris, Q, Trivial & Pyon)
Synopsis: On the lowest day of his life, Li Yiming receives a key that opens the door to another world. He joins the ranks of Guardians, blessed children of Heaven’s Laws whose task is to eradicate Secret Domains, bubbles within reality encapsulating fantasies from your wildest dreams. Mythical beasts, Dao techniques, superpowers… The possibilities are boundless.
However, Li Yiming differs from his colleagues. His very existence among them is a mistake. Is it a simple coincidence, or is he but a pawn in a much greater scheme?
A novel about the growth of an ordinary protagonist, an introspection about what it means to do the right thing, and a window offering a glimpse into the vastness of Chinese culture.
Written By: Miao Le Ge Wang (喵了个汪)
Synopsis: Lin Yixin has had the ability to see ghosts ever since the car accident. However, it felt more like a curse than a blessing until Yixin almost died in the hands of a masked killer one day. The killer got away, but Yixin realized she had an advantage no one else had. Since she was able to see the ghosts that were following him, it meant she could pinpoint his exact location. But how was she going to obtain the evidence to prove his guilt?Join Yixin and her unexpected roommate, Suyang, as they solve crimes and mysteries together! Not only will this intense novel make you tremble in fear, it will also make you smile from joy.
Written By: Teresa Ge
Translated and Edited By: Guan Zhong
Synopsis: A battle of skill between police and criminal suspects, the only weapon a pencil! See how these young Chinese investigators use intelligence and conviction to restore truth to the world.
One Portrait. Twenty-four sketches. Over ten thousand drafts. More than thirty brutal murders. A single trace of evidence, dozens of tests, over a thousand inferences, six cunning suspects and unique situations…In The Sketch Artist, police sketch artist Zhang Chi and trace specialist Gu Shi walk hand in hand down a dangerous road, confronting a diabolical, hidden villain. Close comrades-in-arms or intimate lovers, when facing life or death it’s all instantly insignificant.
But can these ardent young officers win the respect they deserve? When deadly peril strikes will they have the courage to respond? Can these closely-joined lovers rely on their remarkable special skills to defeat the hidden murderer? Wait and see…
Written By: Hometown Moon (故乡月)
Translated By: Ryogawa
Edited By: Writes with Dew (a.k.a. Prince_99_Hearts)
Synopsis: Leguna. An orphan. His life changed dramatically the day the thieves’ guild happened to select him for training and development. He would go on to become lifelong friends with a loyal mercenary, the partner of a beautiful magus who was cold as ice, the savior of a mysterious disfigured dark-elf girl with a talent for the Breath, and the unlikely caregiver for a feisty young maiden. And yet, who would be with him to the very end?
In a twist of fate, the child who fought stray dogs for food emerged to be the most infamous assassin in the world. But the intricacies of power are not so easily grasped, and the price of protecting those that he loves is not as simple as he once thought…
Written By: Early Cloud (云早)
Translated By: Sigil, teapot, Pyon
Edited By: Purpledragon
Synopsis: While creating her character, the game’s system randomly generated a “unique” name for her.To avoid being recognized by her friends in reality, Shen Jingbin went for broke and made her in-game character look as ugly as possible, turning her into the ugliest character in the game.But who would have thought that these days, even NPCs would judge her based on her looks! What should she do now?!Thankfully, she had enough luck to overturn that. Hidden quests, amazing pets and top quality equipment were all lined up for her taking.Even male gods were offering themselves up to her!…
Written By: Misty Snow-capped Mountains (雪山岚)
Translated By: timebun
Edited By: renderedreversed
Synopsis:All Chu Lian had done was to read a book where the female lead had cheated on her wonderful husband. While wondering why, before she knew it, she was waking up in the body of that very same female lead!
Wait, did that mean the handsome husband from the book was hers now? Chu Lian decided to welcome him with open arms!
However, what she got wasn’t the kind husband she had been expecting. Instead, his personality seemed to have been completely flipped! He left her all alone on their wedding night… and just five days into their marriage, her dear husband abandoned his loving wife and left to enlist in the army!
Fine! Be that way! She could pass her days perfectly well somehow, even if she had to do it alone!
Chu Lian put her household in order, charmed the rest of her new family, and did a little business on the side. She even opened up some new trade routes! Her days passed peacefully and leisurely… Until her dear husband got into trouble at the frontline of the war.
Hmph, isn’t he crawling back to me for help in the end? Forget it, I’ll go save him myself!
Written By: Qingyu Anfou (青玉案否)
Translated By: littlebigwhale
Edited By: Fractal
descended from a line of famed Generals.
Commanded his troops to victory at 18 and received his dukedom at 24.
was a simple girl from the 21st Century.
A car accident transmigrated her soul to Chang’an, and her life continues, in a very different way.
In the back alleys of Chang’an, an accidental meeting sparked the love that consumed the boundaries of life and death.
Written By: Mei Xiaoguo (梅小果)
Translated By: Ruyi
Edited By: Khuja
Synopsis: Ning Xiaoyao is a genetically evolved army doctor from a zombie-infested apocalyptic world. One day, she transmigrates to the past as the next emperor of an ancient country. But wait, isn’t she a girl?!As it turns out, she’s a disguised stand-in for her baby brother under the “loving” care of the empress dowager, her mother and future murderer. Faced with her impending death, Ning Xiaoyao must thwart the schemes of her family to survive in a palace allied against her. But how does a zombie-killing expert with supernormal strength, healing powers, and the ability to understand animals deal with the intricacies of court politics?“If nothing else works, I’ll just beat them all up!”