Chi Zijian

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Chi Zijian
Native name
迟子建
Born (1964-02-27) 27 February 1964 (age 55)
Mohe, Heilongjiang, China
OccupationNovelist
LanguageChinese
Alma materDaxing'anling Normal College
Northwest University
Beijing Normal University
Lu Xun Literature College
Period1983 - present
GenreNovel
Notable worksThe Last Quarter of the Moon
Notable awards6th Zhuang Zhongwen Literary Prize
1993
Lu Xun Literary Prize
1996
Lu Xun Literary Prize
2000
Lu Xun Literary Prize
2007
7th Mao Dun Literature Prize
2008 The Right Bank of Er'guna River
Spouse
Huang Shijun (m. 1998–2002)
(he died)
Chi Zijian
Traditional Chinese遲子建
Simplified Chinese迟子建

Chi Zijian (Chinese: 迟子建; born 27 February 1964) is a Chinese novelist.[1] She is best known for her novel The Last Quarter of the Moon which won the Mao Dun Literary Prize (2008), one of the most prestigious literature prizes in China.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

Chi was born in Mohe County, Heilongjiang in February 1964. Her father, Chi Zefeng (迟泽凤), was the president of a local school. Chi Zijian was named after his father's idol Cao Zijian, a poet and prince of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period.

Chi entered Daxing'anling Normal College (大兴安岭师范学校) in 1981 and she started to publish novels in 1983.

In 1988, Chi was accepted to Northwest University, majoring in writing. One year later, she attended Beijing Normal University and Lu Xun Literary Institute.

In 1990, Chi joined the Heilongjiang Writers Association.

Her novel, The Last Quarter of the Moon, was published in 2005, which won the Mao Dun Literary Prize in 2008.

Chi won the Lu Xun Literary Prize in 1996, 2000, and 2007.

Works[edit]

Novels[edit]

Novellas[edit]

  • White Snow and Crow (《白雪乌鸦》)
  • All Night in the World (《世界上所有的夜晚》)
  • Yellow Chicken and White Wine (《黄鸡白酒》)
  • Good Night, Rose (《晚安玫瑰》)

Short stories[edit]

  • Fog, Moon, and the Cattle Pen (《雾月牛栏》)
  • Qingshui Xichen (《清水洗尘》)
  • A Jar of Lard (《一坛猪油》)

Awards[edit]

Personal life[edit]

In 1998, Chi married Huang Shijun (黄世君), who was the CPC County Committee Secretary of Tahe. In May 2002, Huang died in a car accident.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 迟子建手稿未经授权遭拍卖. 163.com (in Chinese). 2013.
  2. ^ "Chi Zijian's "Last Quarter of the Moon": The Author's Afterword". Archived from the original on 2013-12-12.
  3. ^ a b "Chi Zijian".

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