Trinity University Press

Chinese Writers on Writing

From the The Writer's World series

Edward Hirsch (editor), Arthur Sze (editor)

China through the lens of its literature and the eyes of its leading writers

With more than half the works appearing in English for the first time, Chinese Writers on Writing features authors such as Mo Yan, whose book Red Sorghum was made into an award-winning movie by the same name, Lu Xun, known as the Chinese George Orwell, and Gao Xingjian, the recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize for Literature. This is the first collection to bring together material by writers reflecting on their work, their processes, and the challenges of writing under China’s political system. The fifth volume in the highly acclaimed Writer’s World series, Chinese Writers on Writing brilliantly illuminates the complexities and challenges of Chinese writers.


  • Ai Qing
  • Bei Dao
  • Bian Zhilin
  • Can Xue
  • Chang, Eileen (Zhang Ailing)
  • Chen Li
  • Dai Wangshu
  • Ding Ling
  • Gao Xingjian
  • Gu Cheng
  • Haizi
  • Hsia Yu (Xia Yu)
  • Hu Shi
  • Ji Xian
  • Jia Pingwa
  • Lao She
  • Leung Ping-kwan (Liang Bingjun)
  • Li Ang
  • Liang Shiqiu
  • Lo Fu (Luo Fu)
  • Lu Xun
  • Mao Dun
  • Mao Zedong
  • Mo Yan
  • Shang Qin
  • Wang Anyi
  • Wang Ping
  • Wen Yiduo
  • Xi Chuan
  • Xi Xi
  • Yan Li
  • Yang Lian
  • Yang Mu
  • Yu Hua
  • Yu Jian
  • Zang Di
  • Zhai Yongming
  • Zhang Dachun
  • Zhang Er
  • Zhou Zan
  • Zhou Zuoren


“A seminal work that helps increase a critical understanding of Chinese writing and literary aesthetics free from official ideology, Chinese Writers on Writing invigorates dialogue about the differences and universality of Chinese language, and its consciousness, in reference to our global framework today.”

Greta Aart

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  • Price: $18.95 buy »
  • Pages: 336
  • Size: 6 x 9
  • Published: Apr 2010
  • Status: Available
  • ISBN: 9781595340634


Asian, Writers / Writing, Literature, Translation, Anthology