Latest work by Chinese Borges.
2016 China National Book Award.
The gradual transition, conﬂict and confusion between the rural and urban China.
Ru Li Zhao is a simple yet scenic village in Jiangnan, known as the ancient home of wealthy and distinguished families. From the perspective of a youth, this novel recorded the town’s gradualchange from simplicity to complexity. Depicting individual fate and town crises, the story spans for more than a half century, revealing its possible future. As “Avant-garde” author, Ge Fei attempts to explore new ways of narration. Following “native China” facing extinction, Looking Forward to Spring Breeze grants a new perspective on the ethics and historical development of modern villages.
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Ge Fei, pen-name for Liu Yong, is a notable contemporary Chinese author whose works were prominent during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ge Fei was considered one of the preeminentexperimental writers during that period, and he is currently a professor of literature at Tsinghua University. Ge Fei is an academic writer who mastered in contemplation on literary, social and historical issues. His works have the features of tenacity, elegance, accuracy and wisdom, and are distinguishable in Chinese literary circles. He won many literary awards including the 9th Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2015 (Jiangnan Trilogy), the 6th Lu Xun Literary Prize, “Outstanding Achievement Award for Chinese Literary Media in 2004”, and “The Bestseller of Full-length Novel in 2004”. Some of his works have been translated into English, French, Italian, Japanese etc.