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Ma Bo

Ma Bo, Chinese pen name Lao Gui or old ghost, is currently a writer in residence at Brown University. His book, BLOOD RED SUNSET, is the biggest selling work of scar literature about the suffering of the Chinese people ever to be published after the Cultural Revolution. Liu Binyan has written that this book may indeed be the first example of a work steeped in honesty and candor since as far back as 1949, or even earlier…. It is a genuine, no-holds-barred, unadorned piece of writing that reveals the nature of certain Chinese realities experienced by people who were born prior to the Cultural Revolution yet somehow managed to survive it.

BLOOD RED SUNSET: A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution