Paper Republic: Chinese Literature Matters

苍黄 (lit. Yellow Ochre)

Novel by Wang Yuewen.

Wang Yuewen’s newest novel, Yellow Ochre is the story of political infighting, friendship and deceit at the highest levels of a small district government. Problems stemming from a fraudulent “election,” in which the dummy candidate goes insane in public, cause a schism between the main character, Deputy Party Secretary Li Jiyun, and Party Secretary Li Xingming; the overly honest Price Bureau Director Shu Zeguang is framed in a prostitution scandal; a new Party Secretary is assigned to the district, and people start disappearing…