The Drunkard (Hardcover)
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About the Author
Liu Yichang was born in Shanghai in 1918. He left China in 1948, and in 1957 settled in Hong Kong, where he edited the literary supplements of various newspapers. In 1985 he launched the literary magazine Hong Kong Literature and was its chief editor until 2000, acting as mentor to a whole new generation of writers including Xi Xi and P. K. Leung. Liu published more than 30 books and continued to write extensively for Hong Kong newspapers. His short story 'Intersection' and his novel The Drunkard were acknowledged by the Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai to have been an inspiration for his films In the Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). Liu died in 2018, just six months short of his hundredth birthday. Charlotte Yiu is currently studying for her doctorate degree in Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan. John Minford is Emeritus Professor of Chinese at The Australian National University and Sin Wai Kin Professor of Chinese Culture and Translation at the Hang Seng University of Hong Kong. Nick Hordern is an experienced Australian writer and journalist and former government adviser on foreign affairs.