Chinese whispers

Chinese writer Wei Hui propelled herself onto the world literary radar with her fourth book, Shanghai Baby.

30th July, 2005

Chinese writer Wei Hui propelled herself onto the world literary radar with her fourth book, Shanghai Baby. The story of a young waitress and writer who falls in love with two men - a Chinese artist and an older American - it was suffused with twenty-something angst, sex, drugs, and rebellion.

Combining a direct sexuality and a westernised culture that has infiltrated urban Chinese life, the book was an immediate and enormous success and its...

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