Black Walls and other stories

Black Walls and other stories

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By Liu Xinwu
Edited by Don J. Cohn
xiii + 202 pages
ISBN 962-7255-06-8

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Liu Xinwu has been a prominent and acerbic chronicler of Chinese society, as well as one of China's most successful middle-aged writers. Appointed editor of People's Literature, the journal of the Chinese Writers' Association, in 1986, he was dismissed in 1990 due to his role as a sympathetic observer of the 1989 protests.

These stories reveal his remarkable literary versatility and also provide a fascinating insight into the tensions which have shaped Chinese society in recent decades.

'paints a vivid picture of life in the Chinese capital'

—South China Morning Post

'... a welcome addition to the still very scant documentation in English of the relatively more daring literary statements produced in the pre-Tiananmen Incident atmosphere of the late 1980s.'

—World Literature Today

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