Manel Ollé (b. 1962) is Professor of the Literature and History of Eastern Asia at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona. Together with Chün Chin, he has translated a selection of the short stories by Pu Songling and Mianmian. He works as a literary critic in various media and is a member of the Jaume Vicens Vives University Institute for History and of the School for Studies in Eastern Asia. In Acantilado he has published The China Enterprise. From the Invincible Armada to the Galleon of Manilla (2002).