MCLC / baidu
DING Liying, born 1966 in Shanghai, one of a new generation of Chinese women writers. Ding cites Raymond Carver, Katherine Mansfield and Anton Chekhov as major influence on her prose, and is acclaimed for the careful crafting of her stories about the lives of ordinary urban women and the underlying repressed tensions in their lives.
Known for her short stories and essays, her lyric poetry and most recently for translating the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop (2007). Awarded the Anne Kao Poetry Prize in 1999.