Blue Bird Short Story Collection is a collection of proses and reviews, a verification and analysis of history and also an imaginary fction. Li Jingze explored into the historical texts like an archaeologist, collecting their traces and fragments and composed a picture of China’s complicated past. He looked for people hidden in
history who bridged communications between Eastern and Western civilizations.
With “Sinking, dragon Saliva and roses”, he draws our eyes to the ancient past; we are likely to be fascinated with “silver trees in Buxie district” or go on a long journey with “Eight Beats of Ganzhou Song” in our mind; most probably, we would pay attention to Matteo Ricci, the Christian missionary. In imagination, the past things vividly present themselves before our eyes and the ancient people ﬂy across like blue birds, their routes and gestures deeply engraved in our minds.
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Li Jingze, respected Chinese literary critic, vice-president of Chinese Writers’ Association and former chief-editor of People’s Literature magazine. He has edited many influential literary works, and discovered and promoted many excellent authors. He has authored nearly ten volumes of essays and literary criticism, and is the recipient of the Lu Xun literary prize, the Chinese Media literary prize’s Annual Critics Award, and the Fengmu literary prize’s Young Critics Award.