Mai Jia





Mai Jia


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Mai Jia is arguably the most successful writer in China today. His books are constant bestsellers, with total sales over three million copies. He became the highest paid author in China last year with his new book, Wind Talk. He has achieved unprecedented success with film adaptation: all of his novels are made - or are being made - into major films or TV series, the screenplays of which are often written by Mai Jia himself. He is hailed as the forerunner of Chinese espionage fiction, and has created a unique genre that combines spycraft, code-breaking, crime, human drama, historical fiction, and metafiction. He has won almost every major award in China, including the highest literary honor - the Mao Dun Award.

Average rating: 3.26 · 1,451 ratings · 238 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
Decoded

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3.25 avg rating — 1,378 ratings — published 2009 — 40 editions
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In the Dark

3.37 avg rating — 57 ratings5 editions
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Maijia Spy Series:Feng Yu(V...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Afkodet

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2002
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Plot Against

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Kodfejto

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Maijia Spy Series:The Edge ...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2011
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Mai Jias Stories Sound of Wind

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Maijia Spy Series:The Edge ...

0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 2011
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Pathlight: New Chinese Writ...

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4.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2012
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March 2014, Mai Jia
"His Favorite Modern Chinese Novels: China's best-selling author of the spy thriller Decoded shares his favorite works by his countrymen, all available in English." ...More

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“In science, time is the real obstacle. Given unlimited time, everyone can learn all the secrets of the universe.”
Mai Jia, Decoded

“An interesting but wrong theory is always better than a boring but perfect proof.”
Mai Jia, Decoded

“If the horse made the world smaller and boat travel made the world larger, then the internal combustion engine made the world magical.”
Mai Jia, Decoded

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