Ge Fei (author)

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Ge Fei (Chinese: 格非; pinyin: Gé Fēi; Wade–Giles: Ke Fei, born 1964), pen-name for Liu Yong (刘勇), is a notable contemporary Chinese author whose works were prominent during the late 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Ge Fei was considered one of the preeminent experimental writers during that period, and he is currently a professor of literature at Tsinghua University.


Ge Fei was born in Dantu, Jiangsu, in 1964. He graduated from East China Normal University in 1985. He was invited to participate in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, USA, in 2009.[citation needed]


His most prominent work is the novel 人面桃花, Renmian Taohua (Peach Blossom Beauty) (2004), which explores the concept of utopia, and is written with many classical allusions.[citation needed] It is the first book of a planned trilogy. The second book, 山河入梦 Shanhe Rumeng, was published in 2007.

The title of the book is taken from a classical work, and has also been used by the director Du Haibin for his documentary on a gay club in Chengdu (2005); the English name for the film is Beautiful Men but this is not a direct translation.


  1. ^ "Ge Fei". China Book International. Retrieved April 9, 2012. 

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