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This is a story about a young woman working as a mortuary make-up artist. The protagonist promises to bring Xia, the man she loves, to her “professional make-up shop”. However, her job is nothing like Xia had imagined, and she leads the readers through the anticipation of how he will react to her secret life in the morgue.
張愛倫 ; 西西 ; CHEUNG, Oi Lun ; Xi Xi ; Hsi Hsi
Born in China in 1938, Zhang came to Hong Kong at the age of twelve. She began to write for local newspapers and magazines when she was in secondary school. After receiving her Diploma of Education, she taught at a primary school and worked as an editor for several literary magazines. She also co-founded the non-profit publishing house Su Yeh Publications with her friends. Her best-known publications include 《我城》(My City) and 《浮城誌異》(Marvels of the Floating City), which depicted Hong Kong’s local life and social issues.
GOLDBLATT, Howard 葛浩文
Goldblatt was Research Professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame from 2002 to 2011, and is a prolific translator of modern Chinese fiction, renowned for his translations of the Nobel Laureate Mo Yan, among others. He is the founding editor of the periodical Modern Chinese Literature.
DUKE, Michael S. 杜邁可
Duke obtained his PhD in Chinese language and literature at U.C., Berkeley, and taught at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Blooming and Contending: Chinese Literature in the Post Mao Era and The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre. He has translated a wide range of literary works, including works of Su Tong.
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The Chinese PEN, Spring 1984, pp.1-19