The crisis of faith in contemporary China

A conversation with the Chinese author Yang Zhipeng. He is the author of several novels and short story collections based in contemporary Chinese society.

Chinese statue

Photo: Halvor Eifring

One of them, "Hemligheten i världen" (世事天机), has recently been published in Swedish by Bokförlaget Wanzhi. Yang was born in 1955 in Shaanxi and graduated from the Department of Literature at Wuhan University. As a young man, he enlisted in the military, later worked as an editor, and from the mid-1990s as an entrepreneur in the cultural sector.

He has been writing fiction since the 1980s and has received several awards. Yang has been a Buddhist for many years.

The conversation will be held in Chinese with translation into Norwegian.

Published Oct. 3, 2019 1:29 PM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2019 1:29 PM