1st Edition

Morning Sun
Interviews with Chinese Writers of the Lost Generation

ISBN 9781563241307
Published November 30, 1994 by Routledge
440 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

This is a collection of interviews with 26 writers of China's "zhiqing" generation, relatively young artists who participated in the Cultural Revolution as teen-age Red Guards, suffered through the subsequent rustication of intellectual youth, and eventually returned to relatively normal lives, but always with a tragic hiatus haunting their formative years. While one goal of Professor Leung is to introduce to the West an important group of writers little-known outside China, she also aims to succeed, through the interviews, in providing a special perspective on the devastating political history of China since the 1970s years through the eyes of its keenest observers and in offering a perspective on the social, political and cultural milieu of the period.

Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments


Map: China


Chen Cun: Half a Muslim

Chen Jiangong: A Coal Miner with Black Humor

Cheng Naishan: Banker's Daughter

Deng Gang: Fruit of the Sea

Hu Ping: A Social Investigator

Kong Jiesheng: A Cantonese Writer

Lao Gui: Old Ghost

Li Hangyu: Seeking "Roots" along the "Gechuan River"

Li Ping: Challenging Writer of Red Guard Fiction

Liang Xiaosheng: Affirming the Great Barren North

Lu Tianming: A Volunteer to Xinjiang

Lu Xing'er: Awakening Woman

Mo Y an: Creator of the Red Sorghum Series

Shi Tiesheng: Wheelchair Humanist

Tie Ning: A Writer of Sensitivity

Wang Anyi: Restless Explorer

Wang Xiaoying: An Autobiography Yet to Be Written

Wang Zhaojun: Survivor of the Great Leap Forward

Y e X in: Popular Realist

Zhang Chengzhi: Not Like Other Writers

Zhang Kangkang: Sensing the Trends

Zhang Shengyou: Probing the Nation's Troubles

Zheng Wanlong: Seeking Gold

Zheng Yi: Well Digging and Root Searching

Zhu Lin: Negating Rustication

Zhu Xiaoping: A Rebellious Gilded Youth

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