Lilies and Other Stories Author:Ru Zhijuan One of China's most popular authors, Ru Zhijuan is best known for her short stories. This collection contains ten works including "Lilies", the story which brought her fame in 1958. Many of the earlier themes of her stories were drawn from the War of Liberation, but she now writes on a wide range of subjects. "A Badly Edited Story" and "The Path... more » Through the Grassland", both recent works, have won national awards. Her stories are well constructed and engagingly written, with an emphasis on subtle characterization.
Ru Zhijuan was born in 1925 and began her writing career in 1950. When this book was first published in 1985 she was on the editorial board of Shanghai Literature.