Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

Secret Plot, by Mai Jia, made into movie

The Silent War is an adaptation of An Suan (Secret Plot), written by Mai Jia, pen name for war-themed writer Jiang Benhu. In Chinese cinemas this summer.

The novel was adapted into a TV drama in 2005. Like Mai's previous works, it depicts the battles between agents from the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Kuomintang during the late 1940s and early 1950s. Zhang Xuening (Zhou Xun) is a CPC agent in the 701 Unit, which monitors Kuomintang's communication channels. One day, all signals go out. To track them, Zhang brings He Bing (Tony Leung), a blind man with a superior sense of hearing.

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