Big Breasts and Wide Hips

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Big Breasts & Wide Hips
Author Mo Yan
Original title 丰乳肥臀
Translator Howard Goldblatt
Country China
Language Chinese
Publication date
Published in English
Media type Print
OCLC 59544313

Big Breasts and Wide Hips is a novel by Mo Yan. It won Dajia Honghe Literature Prize in 1997. The book tells the story of a mother and her eight daughters and one son, and explores Chinese history through the 20th century.


  • Shangguan Lushi, the mother
  • Shangguan Laidi, Eldest Sister, daughter of Mother and Big Paw. Married to Sha Yueliang. Mother of Sha Zaohua.
  • Shangguan Zhaodi, Second Sister, daughter of Mother and Big Paw. Married to Sima Ku. Mother of twins, Sima Feng and Sima Huang.
  • Shangguan Lingdi, Third Sister, also known as Bird Fairy. Daughter of Mother and a peddler of ducks. First wife of Speechless Sun. Mother of Big Mute and Little Mute.
  • Shangguan Xiangdi
  • Shangguan Pandi
  • Shangguan Niandi
  • Shangguan Qiudi
  • Shangguan Yunü
  • Shangguan Jintong