Yu Hua


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in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
April 03, 1960

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Yu Hua (simplified Chinese: 余华; traditional Chinese: 余華; pinyin: Yú Huá) is a Chinese author, born April 3, 1960 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. He practiced dentistry for five years and later turned to fiction writing in 1983 because he didn't like "looking into people’s mouths the whole day." Writing allowed him to be more creative and flexible.[citation needed] He grew up during the Cultural Revolution and many of his stories and novels are marked by this experience. One of the distinctive characteristics of his work is his penchant for detailed descriptions of brutal violence.

Yu Hua has written four novels, six collections of stories, and three collections of essays. His most important novels are Chronicle of a Blood Merchant and To Liv
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To Live

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4.34 avg rating — 9,889 ratings — published 1992 — 88 editions
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China in Ten Words

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

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4.07 avg rating — 3,637 ratings — published 1995 — 49 editions
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Brothers

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4.03 avg rating — 2,336 ratings — published 2005 — 55 editions
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The Seventh Day

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The Past and the Punishments

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“If literature truly possesses a mysterious power, I think perhaps it is precisely this: that one can read a book by a writer of a different time, a different country, a different race, a different language, and a different culture and there encounter a sensation that is one's very own.”
Yu Hua, 十個詞彙裡的中國

“Your life is given to you by your parents. If you don't want to live, you have to ask them first.”
Yu Hua, To Live

“It’s better to live an ordinary life. If you go on striving for this and that, you’ll end up paying with your life.”
Yu Hua, To Live
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