Jiwei Xiao is associate professor of Chinese at Fairfield University. She has published articles on Chinese authors, such as Shen Congwen, Wang Anyi, and Eileen Chang, in various English and Chinese journals. Her most recent publications include two film essays, “A Traveler’s Glance: Antonioni in China” (New Left Review) and “The Quest for Memory: Documentary and Fiction in Jia Zhangke’s Films” (Senses of Cinema).
The Theater of Cruelty: Jiwei Xiao on Mo Yan’s 'Sandalwood Death'
DISSONANT SOUNDS inspired Nobel-prize-winning Chinese author Mo Yan’s standout novel, Sandalwood Death (originally published in China in 2001, and translated ...