Chronicle of a Blood Merchant

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Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (Chinese: 许三观卖血记; pinyin: Xǔ Sānguān Mài Xiě Jì) is a 1995 novel by Chinese writer Yu Hua. It is his second published novel after To Live. It is the story of a man, Xu Sanguan, who sells his blood over the years in an attempt to improve the lives of himself and his family. The story is set in the early 1950s until the 1980s, from the early years of the People's Republic of China until after the Cultural Revolution.

The book has been translated into English in 2003 by Andrew F Jones.

A Korean-language film adaptation directed by Ha Jung-woo premiered in South Korea on January 15, 2015.[1]


  1. ^ Baek, Byung-yeul (2 January 2015). "Actor Ha back with film adaptation of Chinese novel". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-01-17.