Xu Xiaobin

Xu Xiaobin, born in 1953 into an intellectual family in Beijing, is a member of the China’s Writers Association. She spent nine years in the countryside and at a factory during the Cultural Revolution until 1978 when she entered the Chinese University of Central Finance just after universities had reopened and entrance examinations were held nation wide. She began publishing her writings in 1981. Currently she works as a staff screenplay writer at China’s Television Production Center. She has published numerous fictions, novellas and collections of prose.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. My motto is: Honesty doesn’t hang on the printed word, nor beauty on powder and paint.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not having expressed my love for my father directly to him while he was still alive.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. painting.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Too readily placing trust in something or someone.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Xue Pan, a character in Dream of the Red Chamber.



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