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Anna Xiao Dong Sun

Anna Xiao Dong Sun is a Mellon Dissertation Fellow at the Institute for Historical Research at the University of London. Her short story collection, The Blue Notebook, was published in China in 2002.

Is there more to Ma Jian than politics?

Anna Xiao Dong Sun, 8 July 2004

Ma Jian wrote The Noodle Maker in 1990, four years after he left China for Hong Kong, then still a British colony. When Hong Kong was handed over to China in 1997, he left for Europe, living first in Germany, and later moving to London. Red Dust, the English translation of his memoir about three years’ wandering in remote parts of China, was published in 2001. On the back of Red Dust,...

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