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Shen Congwen: A Letter

Alice Xin Liu & Shen Congwen

‘Shen’s novels, which had him often referred to as the Chinese William Faulkner, had a pastoral quality that did not serve a political purpose.’

Alice Xin Liu

Alice Xin Liu was born in Beijing before moving to the UK and studying English Literature at Durham University. She is a translator for Pathlight magazine and is currently working on The Letters of Shen Congwen.

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Shen Congwen

Shen Congwen (1902 - 1988) was a Chinese writer. His works include The Border City, The Long River, The Lamp of Spring and Black Phoenix. His work has been translated into nine languages.

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