Chi Li

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Chi Li
Native name 池莉
Born (1957-05-30) May 30, 1957 (age 59)
Xiantao County, Hubei, China
Occupation Novelist
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
Alma mater Wuhan University
Period 1986 - present
Genre Novel
Notable works Life Show
Comes and Goes
Don't Talk about Love
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chi.
Chi Li
Traditional Chinese 池莉
Simplified Chinese 池莉

Chi Li (born 30 May 1957), born in Xiantao, Hubei Province of China, is a contemporary female Chinese writer. She graduated from department of Chinese literature at Wuhan University in 1986.[1][2]


Chi Li has written a number of novels, including the following:

  • Life Show, a story about the owner of a small restaurant on Jiqing Street in Wuhan. Movie of same name starring Tao Hong, Tao Zeru.
  • Comes and Goes, a story of extramarital affairs occurring in Wuhan. TV series of same name starring Pu Cunxin, Lü Liping, Xu Qing, Li Xiaoran.
  • Don't Talk about Love and The Sun was Born, adapted into TV series Don't Talk about Love. Two antithetical families took totally different attitudes to their children's love.
  • Good Morning, Lady, adapted to a 20-episode TV series of same name.
  • Willow Waist


  1. ^ Hongwei Lu (2006). "TV Romance and Popular Cultural Mood: The Chi Li Phenomenon". The China Review. Chinese University Press. 6 (1): 125 ff. ISSN 1680-2012. 
  2. ^ "Chi Li, a Special Figure among Chinese Writers". Retrieved 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)