Liu Heng

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This article is about the contemporary Chinese writer. For the Han Dynasty emperor, see Emperor Wen of Han.
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu.
Liu Heng
Born May 1954 (age 60)
Resting place Beijing
Occupation Novelistscreenwriter
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Beijing Normal University
Period 1977 - present
Genres Novel, drama
Notable work(s) Fu Xi, Fu Xi
Black Snow
Ju Dou

Liu Heng (Chinese: 刘恒; pinyin: Liú Héng) (born 1954) is a Chinese writer. He is generally seen as a realist writer.[1] He became a professional writer in the 1970s after having worked as a peasant farmer, a factory worker and a soldier, classes which have served as fodder for his stories and, not coincidentally, classes which Mao Zedong promoted as the audience for literature in his 1942 Talks At The Yenan Forum On Literature And Art. "Dogshit Food" won the 1985-86 best short story award. "Fuxi Fuxi" won him the national Prize for Best Novelettes in 1987, and was the basis for the movie Ju Dou. His novel "Hēi de xuě" (Black Snow; 黑的雪), about the problems faced by a young juvenile delinquent upon his release from prison, was made into a feature film, and "Pínzuǐ Zhāng Dàmín dē xìngfú shēnghuó" (The Happy Life of Chatter-box Zhang Damin; 贫嘴张大民的幸福生活) has been made into a television series.


Short stories


  1. ^ Davis, Edward Lawrence (2005-02-11). Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture. Taylor & Francis. pp. 480–. ISBN 9780415241298. Retrieved 19 July 2012.