Decoded tells the tragic story of a math genius who becomes China’s greatest code-breaker, only to be driven mad by the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology. The book went through countless revisions, at one time running to over a million words. The protagonist, Rong Jinzhen, is a classic Mai Jia character, possessing exceptional intelligence, who is yet also deeply flawed and fragile as a person.
Published in Chinese (Simplified), English, French German, Turkish and Czech etc.
Mai Jia is a writer as well as a playwright. As the president of Zhejiang Writers Association, he is referred to as the creator of new intellectual novels. Mai Jia was the first contemporary writers in China whose works were collected by Penguin Modern Classics. Mai Jia’s works have been translated into more than 30 languages including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German etc.