Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

八十年代访谈录 (lit. The 1980s)

Novel by Zha Jianying.

Sanlian Shudian, Beijing. 453 pages.

Cover price: 38 RMB.

First Printing: May, 2006.

As of April 2007, the book was in its sixth printing.

A collection of interviews with eleven prominent mainland Chinese intellectuals active in the 1980s:

  • novelist Ah Cheng
  • poet Bei Dao
  • artist Chen Danqing
  • professor/literary critic Chen Pingyuan
  • rock musician Cui Jian
  • historian/philosopher Gan Yang
  • literary/film critic Li Tuo
  • art critic Li Xianting
  • documentary filmmaker/film critic Lin Xudong
  • writer/musician/renaissance woman Liu Sola
  • director Tian Zhuangzhuang
  • photojournalist Li Xiaobin.

Original Publications:

八十年代访谈录 Shenghuo/Duzhe/Xinzhi - Sanlian Shudian 2006, May (Mainland China)