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Yuan Qiongqiong

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Yuan Qiongqiong

Yuan Qiongqiong has been a prolific author since the 1970s, and is highly acclaimed for her short stories and essays. She has also published poetry under the name Zhu Ling, and has written a novel, numerous scripts, lyrics, and criticisms, as well as having been a radio show host. Yuan's writings have often been labeled as part of "boudoir literature" [gui xiu wen xue], for her focus on quotidian domestic middle-class life and detailed observations of romance and love affairs. She was also a student of the influential Chinese thinker and author Hu Lancheng, who compared her writings to Eileen Chang's. Her works include Hong Chen Xin Shi [Private Thoughts in the Red Dust, 1981], Zi Ji De Tian Kong [A Sky of One's Own, 1981], Chun Shui Chuan [Spring Water Boat, 1985], Yuan Qiongqiong Ji Duan Pian [Short-Short Stories by Yuan Qiongqiong, 1988], Jin Shen Yuan [This Love, This Life, 1988], Kong Bu Shi Dai [Times of Terror], and Qing Shu [Love Letters series, 2006-7].

Articles by Yuan Qiongqiong

Rice
By Yuan Qiongqiong
1She woke in the middle of the night to cook rice.Couldn't sleep. She was lying on the bed, eyes closed, but she hadn't the slightest sensation of sleepiness.He slept quite well beside her. When…
Translated from Chinese by Hsiang Hsu
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