Wang Anyi


Born
in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
March 06, 1954

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Wang Anyi (王安忆, born in Tong'an in 1954) is a Chinese writer, and currently the chairwoman of Writers' Association of Shanghai. The daughter of a famous writer and member of the Communist Party, Ru Zhijuan(茹志鹃), and a father who was denounced as a Rightist when she was three years old, Wang Anyi writes that she "was born and raised in a thoroughfare, Huaihai Road." As a result of the Cultural Revolution, she was not permitted to continue her education beyond the junior high school level. Instead, at age fifteen, she was assigned as a farm labourer to a commune in Anhui, an impoverished area near the Huai River, which was plagued by famine.

Transferred in 1972 to a cultural troupe in Xuzhou, she began to publish short stories in 1976. One sto
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“But do not look down on even the most minute of things; for with the coming of daybreak, even the tiniest particles of dust in this world sing and dance in the sunlight.”
Anyi Wang, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

“Being extra nice to someone can be a form of manipulation--kindness is an exercise of power in its own right.”
Wang Anyi, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai

“A man's destination must be happiness, not misery.”
Wang Anyi, Other Voices, Other Vistas: Short Stories from Africa, China, India, Japan and Latin America

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