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Chan Koonchung: the migrant Sino-phone novelist

The Sino-phone writer who once pirated his own novel now writes everything about China in his third dialect. The intellectual, journalist and scriptwriter was never completely satisfied with non-fiction writing. At the age of 50, he was struck by an incredible urge to be in Beijing and write a novel about the Middle Kingdom.

Chan Koonchung: the migrant Sino-phone novelist

The Sino-phone writer who once pirated his own novel now writes everything about China in his third dialect. The intellectual, journalist and scriptwriter was never completely satisfied with non-fiction writing. At the age of 50, he was struck by an incredible urge to be in Beijing and write a novel about the Middle Kingdom.