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赤脚医生万泉和 (lit. Barefoot Doctor, Wan Quanhe)

Novel by Fan Xiaoqing.

Fan Xiaoqing’s novel tells the story of a barefoot doctor in a rural Chinese village. However, Wan Quanhe is not the hardy, enthusiastic village hero that one might imagine. Rather, Wan Quanhe’s career as the village’s barefoot doctor turns out to be reluctant, haphazard and often quite absurd!

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Original Publications:

赤脚医生万泉和 The Writers Publishing House 2007, September (Mainland China)