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MuXin: An Introduction

July/August 2003

MuXin was the pen name of Sun Pu (1927–2011), a Chinese painter, poet, and writer. WWB published several of his stories and an illuminating, gnomic interview conducted by his translator, Toming Jun Liu. In 2011 New Directions published his first book in English, An Empty Room and Other Stories, in Toming Jun Liu’s translation. MuXin left China for the US in 1982, but returned in 2006, and died in his native Wuzhen, Zhejiang Province, in 2011.