China, early 1950s: Two friends find themselves on their way to a re-education camp for those not adhering to the standards of the new order – working girls, madams, misfits.
Two short stories: a folklorist collecting stories enrages some villagers; and a little girl on a bridge shouts warnings about the water demon.
Two short stories: a boy and girl who was like 'a little child of glass'; and a young boy, dripping wet from the swimming pool, has caused a disaster.
Two short stories: a love triangle aboard a steamboat; and a dystopian portrait of a childhood during the cultural revolution.
A stay at a hostel brings up old associations.
Visiting an old neighbourhood unearths memories of the past.
A classic story of madness and lost civilisations.
A friend who likes to visit on Saturday. Every Saturday.
The virgin birth of a monstrous child is the trigger for rumours in a village.
The mafia and new consumerism China-style when two schoolfriends reunite.
A childhood friend's life of crime.
A truck driver undergoes an ordeal in the town of Weeping Willow.
From the iconic Chinese author of Raise The Red Lantern and winner of the Man Asia literary prize 2009.
From the bestselling Chinese author of RAISE THE RED LANTERN