From the list on novels that take place in China.
Who am I?
I was born and raised in Hong Kong, a city known for its East-Meets-West culture, and my education was fully bilingual (English and Chinese). Chinese History has always fascinated me, a passion that began with reading Jin Yong’s martial arts novels with Chinese historical backdrops. In my senior school years I fell in love with French Literature, and later in adult life became a fan of Emile Zola’s and Leo Tolstoy’s realist novels. As a novelist of historical fiction set in China, my writing is influenced by Jin Yong, Zola and Tolstoy. Both my published novels are biographical in nature with a distinct taste of realism.
Alice's book list on novels that take place in China
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Why did Alice love this book?
This is a very unique novel about the life of a nomadic tribe of hunters and reindeer herders called Evenki who reside in the northern part of Inner Mongolia. The story is told through an old woman at the end of the 20th century looking back at the joyful and tragic events of five generations of her clan. Wild nature is at its most beautiful and most cruel. Then the Japanese invasion, the Chinese lumber trade, and modernization gradually force the tribe to give up their carefree lifestyle. Sadness drips from the story, told in a wistful and quiet tone.
I love the novel for the rich imagery of nature and the human interaction humming underneath.