Ten years after leaving china, I have always been interested in which writers and books are popular in china today. This is a key to interpreting the current state of mind of the chinese people.
On douban.Com, I was surprised to find that four of the top ten books on the local literature list were written by the same author, li juan, who was born in 1979. Chen cun, a shanghai-based writer, said, "Such words cannot be taught." hong kong's "Intellectualist" liang wendao praised her excitedly on a reading program: "Her words make me feel astonished."
Li juan was born in the 123rd regiment of the seventh agricultural division of the xinjiang production and construction corps (located in chepaizi town, wusu city, tacheng prefecture). During her childhood, she went back and forth between her grandmother's cell numbers list house in sichuan and her divorced mother's house in xinjiang. Li juan said, "Mom, mom, I'm so thin and small just to cooperate with your wandering. I'm quiet and silent in order to cooperate with you." it's sad to read.
She dropped out of high school and had a brief experience in the altay mountains where she followed her mother as a tailor, sold haberdashery, and moved with herdsmen. After that, she went to work in urumqi and worked as an assembly line worker for more than a year, but was fired by her boss for being too slow. She later moved to hainan island, but what she depicts is always the life of altay and its surroundings, especially the life of nomads.