Enigma of China

Inspector Chen 8

The 8th novel in the Chinese crime series featuring Shanghai detective Chief Inspector Chen Cao. He is caught between Party politics and his principles, with his career at stake when he investigates the death of the son of a major Party member. The first in the series, "Death Of A Red Heroine", won the Anthony Award.

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Qiu Xiaolong (pronounced 'Joe Shau-long') was born in Shanghai. The Cultural Revolution began in his last year of elementary school, and out of school, out of job, he studied English by himself in a local park. In 1977, he began his studies at East China Normal University in Shanghai, and then the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing. After graduation, he worked at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences as an associate research professor, published poems, translations and criticism, and became a member of the Chinese Writers' Association. In 1988, he came to Washington University in St. Louis, U.S. as a Ford foundation fellow to do a project on Eliot, but after the Tiananmen tragedy of 1989, he decided to stay on. He then obtained a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Washington University and taught there. Having won several awards for his poetry in English, he moved on to write a novel about contemporary Chinese society in transition, which developed into the critically acclaimed, award-winning Inspector Chen series. The series has been translated into sixteen languages. In addition, Qiu Xiaolong has published a poetry collection, several poetry translations, and a collection of linked stories (also serialized in Le Monde). He lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 14.07.2015
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4736-1680-6
Reihe As heard on Radio 4
Verlag Hodder And Stoughton
Maße (L/B/H) 198/128/22 mm
Gewicht 212
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