by Sim Chi Yin

Yang Jisheng

Yang Jisheng is a journalist and author from China, most famous for his book on the Great Chinese Famine, Tombstone. Unable to publish the book in China, it was released in Hong Kong in 2008. Tireless scribe. 

"I call this book Tombstone. It is a tombstone for my [foster] father who died of hunger in 1959, for the 36 million Chinese who also died of hunger, for the system that caused their death, and perhaps for myself for writing this book."

– Tombstone