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

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Sampson's Top Ten

By Eric Abrahamsen, published

Catherine Sampson, author and longtime China resident, picks her ten favorite China novels (all in English translation, or originally in English).

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# 1.   

Since when does Wang Shuo live in Los Angeles?

Brendan, July 23, 2008, 5:36a.m.

# 2.   

Hard to believe, I know, but it's true. I saw him talk about the new pad on an interview with Phoenix TV. He remarked that while the Party could occasionally shut down a TV show or two, they didn't dare to bother him personally, because he has a green card and would just up and run off to Los Angeles. pizi

Canaan Morse, July 23, 2008, 10:05a.m.

# 3.   

That list was a total bust. Beijing Doll? Ha Jin's 'the Crazed' wasn't nearly his best, and Wang Shuo's new novel has received no kinds of praise amongst the literary friends that I hang with (haven't read it, apologies for precocious criticism).

Anyways, that list was about as 'real' as the 'photo' of the National Stadium.

lee, July 29, 2008, 1:54a.m.

# 4.   

And The Uninvited has a good story, but isn't very well written, I think...

Anna GC, August 3, 2008, 3:07p.m.

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