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Ge Fei


Ge Fei (Chinese: ; pinyin: Gé Fi; WadeGiles: Ke Fei, born 1964), pen-name for Liu Yong (), is a notable contemporary Chinese author whose works were prominent during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Ge Fei was considered one of the preeminent experimental writers during that period, and he is currently a professor of literature at Tsinghua University.

His most prominent work is the novel , Renmian Taohua (Peach Blossom Beauty) (2004), which explores the concept of utopia, and is written with many classical allusions.[citation needed] It is the first book of the Jiangnan Trilogy. The second book, Shanhe Rumeng (Spring Ends in Jiangnan), was published in 2007. The third is My Dream of the Mountain and River.

The title of Renmian Taohua is taken from a classical work, and has also been used by the director Du Haibin for his documentary on a gay club in Chengdu (2005); the English name for the film is Beautiful Men but this is not a direct translation.