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Geling Yan


China

Geling Yan was born in Shanghai and began writing in the late 1970s as a journalist covering the Sino-Vietnamese border war. Her first novel was published in China in 1985. In 1989, following the massacre at Tiananmen Square, she left China for the United States. Since then, two of her works have been made into films. She now lives in San Francisco.