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Wang Anyi

Born in 1954, Wang Anyi is one of contemporary China's most influential and innovative writers. Wang is currently the chairperson of the Shanghai Writers' Association. She has written more than five million Chinese characters, winning important awards from both home and abroad dozens of times.Wang is the co-author of the screenplay of Chen Kaige's film Temptress Moon, and has also had numerous books translated into English, including Baotown (1985), Lapse of Time (1988), Love in a Small Town (19[more]

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Natsume Sōseki

Natsume Sōseki (夏目漱石, February 9, 1867-December 9, 1916), is widely considered to be the foremost Japanese novelist of the Meiji period (1868-1912). He is best known for his novels Kokoro, Botchan, I Am a Cat and his unfinished work Light and Darkness. He was also a scholar of British literature and composer of haiku, Chinese-style poetry, and fairy tales. From 1984 until 2004, his portrait appeared on the front of the Japanese 1000 yen note.[more]

Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez (born March 6, 1927) is a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo throughout Latin America. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, and is the earliest remaining living recipient.1 He pursued a self-directed education that resulted in his leaving law school for a caree[more]

Feng Tang

He was born in 1971 in Beijing and graduated from Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) with a major in gynecological tumors. He then studied for an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. He worked for the influential consulting firm McKinsey & Company for a time, and he's now working as a strategic manager for China Resources Holding Co. Ltd.[more]

Jia Ping Ao

Jia Ping Ao, with the original name of Jia Pingwa, was born in 1952 in Danfeng, Shaanxi. Graduated as a Chinese language major in 1975 from Xibei University, he once worked as an art editor in Shaanxi People's Publishing House, editor of literature journal Chang An. Then in 1973 he began to publish his first work, and engaged in writing novels after 1982. His representative novel selections are Bing Wa (Kid Soldier), Jie Mei Ben Ji (Sister Diary), Wan Chang (Late Song), Ye Huo Ji (Collection of [more]

Chi Zijian

She is a member of Chinese Writers Association, national first-class writer, and the president of Writers Association of Heilongjiang Province. She is an influential writer in contemporary China and a writer in residence at the University of Hong Kong and Ocean University of China. Beginning to write in 1983, she has published literary works (mainly novels) of more than five million words till now, as well as more than 40 offprints. Her main works include novels like Manchukuo, and On the Right [more]

Mo Yan

He is the first Chinese writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature. With his regional literature works appearing suddenly in the 1980s, he is honored as a “root-questing” literary writer full of complicated feelings of “homesick”. His main works include Red Sorghum, Sandalwood Death, Big Breasts and Wide Hips, Fatigue Life and Death, Frog and The Republic of Wine. His representative work Red Sorghum is seen as the landmark of Chinese literary works in the 1980s and has [more]

Han Han

Han Han, who was born in Shanghai in 1982, is a writer and racing driver. From his "Viewing the People through the Glass" in "The New Concept Composition Contest (1998)", he published a 210,000 word novel "Triple Gate". At the same time, he dropped out of school. He is an outstanding professional racing driver. His main works include "Triple Gate" (2000), "Below zero once" (2000), "Looks like the youth to speed along" (2002), "Poisonous" (2002), "Turbulence in Changan" (2004), "Drifting Like Thi[more]

Barbara Ehrenreich

Barbara Ehrenreich (/ˈɛrɨnraɪk/; born August 26, 1941) is an American writer and political activist who describes herself as "a myth buster by trade", and has been called "a veteran muckraker" by The New Yorker. During the 1980s and early 1990s she was a prominent figure in the Democratic Socialists of America. She is a widely read and award-winning columnist and essayist, and author of 21 books. Ehrenreich is perhaps best known for her 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.[more]