‘I’m a Chinese writer, I write about this place and I don’t wish to go elsewhere,’ says Murong Xuecun 

Frosty beginnings: In the late 1950s and early 60s a great famine swept across China and my paternal grandfather starved to death. Fearing hunger, my grandmother fled from Shandong province to northeast China with her three children in tow, including my mother. She would go on to meet my father in a small village in Jilin province. The village was situated i […]

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