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Han Shaogong (Traditional:???; Simplified: ???; Pinyin: Hán Shàog?ng; born January 1, 1953) is a Chinese novelist and fictionist.

Han was born in Hunan, China. While relying on traditional Chinese culture, in particular Chinese mythology, folklore, Taoism and Buddhism as source of inspiration, he also borrows freely from Western literary techniques. As a teenager during the Cultural revolution he was labeled an ‘educated youth’ and sent to the countryside for re-education through labour [1]. Employed at a local cultural center after 1977, he soon won recognition as an outspoken new literary talent. His early stories attacked the ultra-leftist degradation of China during the Mao era; they tended toward a slightly modernist style. However, he reemerged in the mid-1980s as the leader of an avant-garde school, the "Search for Roots" or the Xungen Movement.

Han's major work to date is A Dictionary of Maqiao, a novel published in 1996 and translated into English in 2003. His writing is influenced by Kafka and by the magic realism of Gabriel García Márquez. In 1987, he published a Chinese translation of Milan Kundera's The Unbearable Lightness of Being and edited Hainan Jishi Wenxue ("Hainan Documentary Literature"), a successful literary magazine. He has been given the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and with other Chinese writers visited France in 1988 at the invitation of the French Ministry of Culture. Han was invited back in 1989 but was denied permission to leave China until 1991.

Han's other works include Moon Orchid (1985), Bababa (1985), Womanwomanwoman (1985), Deserted City (1989), and Intimations (2002).
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Total Books: 6
A Dictionary of Maqiao
2005 - A Dictionary of Maqiao (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385339353
ISBN-10: 0385339356
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

Dictionary of Maqiao
2004 - Dictionary of Maqiao (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780732280017
ISBN-10: 073228001X

A Dictionary of Maqiao
2003 - A Dictionary of Maqiao (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780231127448
ISBN-10: 0231127448
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Bruits dans la montagne et autres nouvelles
2000 - Bruits Dans La Montagne Et Autres Nouvelles (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782070747436
ISBN-10: 2070747433

Enigmes dune Maison Vide
2000 - Enigmes Dune Maison VIde [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787507101294
ISBN-10: 7507101290

Pa Pa Pa
1996 - Pa Pa Pa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782876785649
ISBN-10: 2876785641