Category: Modern Chinese History


Novelist Ha Jin

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Pa Jin wrote Family, a modern classic novel in 1931, which is still well read today. The author was influenced by his study in France, classic Russian literature by Leo Tolstoy and plays by Hendrik Ibsen. This “coming of age” novel appeals to Chinese youth.

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New York Times Bestseller Lisa See‘s Shanghai Girls is an epic tale of two sisters in China and Los Angeles Chinatown.

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