“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Pierre Ryckmans

(1935-2014) (pen-name: Simon Leys), scholar, translator.

Pierre Ryckmans' books in and beyond Chinese Studies have appeared in multiple translations and editions -- WorldCat gives 219 listings for Pierre Ryckmans and 293 for Simon Leys.

He was also a gifted and prolific essayist -- for a sampling see his Simon Leys byline in The New York Review of Books.

See this author's entry on Wikipedia