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Ma Jian (, born August 18, 1953) is a Chinese writer.

Ma was born in Qingdao on August 18, 1953. In 1986, he moved to Hong Kong after a clampdown in which some of his works were banned. In 1997 he left for Germany, followed by a move to England in 1999. He now lives in London with his partner and translator, Flora Drew.

Ma came to the attention of the English-speaking world with his story collection Stick Out Your Tongue, translated into English in 2006. The stories are set in Tibet. Their most remarked-upon feature is that traditional Tibetan culture is not idealised, but rather depicted as harsh and often inhuman; one reviewer noted that the "stories sketch multi-generational incest, routine sexual abuse and ritual rape". The book was banned in China as a "vulgar and obscene book that defames the image of our Tibetan compatriots."

His novel Beijing Coma (2008) tells the story of the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 from the point of view of the fictional Dai Wei, a participant in the events left in a coma by the violent end of the protests. The comatose narrator functions as a metaphor for the ability to remember and the inability to act. It has received critical acclaim, with Tom Deveson of The Times describing it as "epic in scope but intimate in feeling magnificent" and the Financial Times calling it “an epic yet intimate work that deserves to be recognised and to endure as the great Tienanmen novel.”

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Total Books: 25
The Dark Road A Novel
2014 - The Dark Road a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780143125402
ISBN-10: 0143125400
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Dark Road
2014 - The Dark Road (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099572268
ISBN-10: 0099572265

Beijing Coma A Novel
2009 - Beijing Coma a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312428365
ISBN-10: 0312428367
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

Beijing Coma
2009 - Beijing Coma (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307397218
ISBN-10: 0307397211
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Pekin en coma/ Beijing Coma
2008 - Pekin En Coma/ Beijing Coma [Literatura Mondadori/ Mondadori Literature - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788439721352
ISBN-10: 8439721358
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Stick Out Your Tongue Stories
2007 - Stick Out Your Tongue Stories (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312426903
ISBN-10: 0312426909
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Stick Out Your Tongue
2007 - Stick Out Your Tongue (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099481331
ISBN-10: 0099481332
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Red Dust
2006 - Red Dust (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780099490845
ISBN-10: 0099490846
Genres: Reference, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Stick Out Your Tongue  Stories
2006 - Stick Out Your Tongue Stories (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374269883
ISBN-10: 0374269882
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

The Noodle Maker
2006 - The Noodle Maker (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312424794
ISBN-10: 0312424795
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Polvo Rojo
2006 - Polvo Rojo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789507314834
ISBN-10: 9507314830
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

The Noodle Maker  A Novel
2005 - The Noodle Maker a Novel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374223076
ISBN-10: 0374223076
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Red Dust  A Path Through China
2002 - Red Dust a Path Through China (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780385720236
ISBN-10: 0385720238
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.

La Mendiante De Shigatze
1993 - La Mendiante De Shigatze [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9782868692870
ISBN-10: 2868692877