Priest (writer)

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Priest (pseudonym) (born 13 June 1988[1]) is a Chinese author whose works are published on-line, and who has been signed by the web-based publisher Jinjiang Literature City. She is considered to be among the top 5 Chinese writers catering to women's interests.[2] She writes danmei and women's growth-centric novels of different genres, which have been adapted into manhua, donghua, and Chinese dramas. Many of her novels have been officially translated into Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Traditional Chinese, and Japanese versions.

She has been actively writing since 2007 and has received awards for her writing and her works, such as the 2020 Orange Melon Network Literature: Top Ten Wuxia Authors in the past 20 years,[3] 2020 Orange Melon Network Literature: Top 100 great God authors in 20 years of network literature,[3] and the 2019 30th Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Awards - Best Original Book (Can Ci Pin).[4]

The dramas Guardian, Legend of Fei, and Word of Honor are all based on Priest's novels.

Life and career[edit]

Priest graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University,[5] then took a Master's degree at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.[6] She works full-time and only treats writing as a side hobby. She has a cat named Pizai/皮仔.[7]

Writing[edit]

Priest's writings have deep humanistic themes reflecting reality and women's growth. The Biennial Network Literature Award stated: “This work (You Fei) gives full play to the author's ability to control the grand historical theme, vertically continues the classic context of the wuxia novel genre, horizontally connects with the female Internet text, and opens up new possibilities in the old type tradition. The novel has a grand structure, steady rhythm, concise language, delicate and touching characters and delicate emotions. It is a rare masterpiece of contemporary network wuxia novels."[8] Her novel You Fei was praised by Sixth Tone for being a unique martial arts piece that focuses on a woman – in a genre that is usually male-centered.[2]

Mo Du has been commended by Tan Tian of Literature and Art Newspaper for the following: "...inheritance of traditional literary resources, which is mainly manifested in three aspects: titles, selected sentences and contents are integrated into the elements of traditional literary resources; realistic style is concerned about social hot issues; the slow introduction of narrative rhythm and complex story structure suggest that network literature extradite the essence of traditional literature."[8]

For Can Ci Pin, the 30th China Science Fiction Galaxy Awards has stated, "Under the surface of all kinds of sci-fi elements such as mechs, cyber, and interstellar wars, there lies a story about the warmth of humanity. The author uses a first-class narrative ability, bringing sci-fi to a much wider audience."[9]

Xia Lie, vice president of the Chinese Writers Association's Institute of Online Literature, described Priest as a talented writer covering a broad range of genres, from romance and martial arts to science fiction and danmei — or stories of romantic relationships between men, usually told by women, and that each of her works makes one feel new and different, the quality and creativity setting Priest apart from other writers.[2]

Novels and adapted works[edit]

Pinyin title Chinese title CP Type

(CP = couple/ship; BL = boy's love; BG = heterosexual romance)

Genre Year published Screen Adaptations Audio Drama
Guang Ze Jiu Shi: Jin Yang Pian 广泽旧事:锦阳篇 BL Historical; Court politics; xianxia 2007 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Guang Ze Jiu Shi: Shang Hua Pian 广泽旧事上华篇 BL Historical; Court politics; xianxia 2009 no adaptation None
Ni Lv Lai Gui 逆旅来归 BL Contemporary fantasy 2009 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Yi Shu Ren Sheng 一树人生 BL Contemporary slice-of-life 2009 no adaptation Fan-made (completed)
Huai Dao 坏道 BL Suspense; mystery 2010 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Qi Ye 七爷 BL Historical; Court politics 2010 no adaptation None
Liu Guang Shi Wu Nian 流光十五年 BG Contemporary slice-of-life 2010 License bought None
Tian Ya Ke 天涯客 BL Wuxia 2010 Adapted into television series Word Of Honor[10] Commercial adaptation (completed; 2 seasons)
Zhongji Lanyin 终极蓝印 BL Contemporary sci-fi 2011 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Jin Se 锦瑟 BL Xianxia 2011 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Youyi 游医 BL Contemporary sci-fi 2011 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Zi Ben Jian Ke 资本剑客 BG Contemporary slice-of-life; finance 2012 Will be adapted into television series Capitalist Swordsman[11] None
Zuihou de shouwei 最后的守卫 BL Western fantasy 2011 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Da Zhan Tuo Yan Zheng 大战拖延症 BG Contemporary fantasy 2012 License bought None
Shou Cong Zhi Dao 兽丛之刀 BL Fantasy 2012 no adaptation Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Zhen Hun 镇魂 BL Urban fantasy/mythology 2012 Adapted into web series Guardian[12] Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Da Ge 大哥 BL Contemporary slice-of-life 2013 no adaptation Commercial adaptation (license bought)
Da Ying Xiong Shi Dai 大英雄时代 BG Space sci-fi 2013 License bought None
Shan He Biao Li 山河表里 BL Contemporary fantasy 2014 Adapted into web series Guardians of the Lands[13] Fan-made (ongoing/no update)
Liu Yao 六爻 BL Xianxia 2014 Will be adapted into television series of the same name[14] Commercial adaptation (ongoing)
Tuo Gui 脱轨 BG Contemporary sci-fi 2014 License bought None
Sha Po Lang 杀破狼 BL Historical; Court politics; Steampunk 2015 Adapted into web series Fēng Huǒ Liú Jīn (烽火流金)[15] Commercial adaptation (completed; 3 seasons)
Guomen 过门 BL Contemporary slice-of-life 2015 no adaptation Commercial adaptation (ongoing)
You Fei 有匪 BG Wuxia 2015 Adapted into television series Legend of Fei[16] Commercial adaptation (completed; 3 seasons)
Mo Du 默读 BL Suspense; mystery 2016 Will be adapted into web series Light the Darkness[17] Commercial adaptation (completed; 5 seasons)
Can Ci Pin 残次品 BL Space sci-fi 2017 Adapted into donghua The Defective[18] Commercial adaptation (completed; 4 seasons)
Wu wuran, wu gonghai 无污染、无公害 BG Contemporary wuxia 2018 License bought None
Lie Huo Jiao Chou 烈火浇愁 BL Urban fantasy/mythology 2019 Adapted into donghua Drowning Sorrows in Raging Fire[19] Commercial adaptation (announced)
Tai Sui 太岁 No CP Historical; Steampunk; Xianxia 2021 no adaptation None

Other works[edit]

Published Short Stories[edit]

  • Ci Sha/刺杀/Assassinate (2015) - Steampunk; part of the anthology, Machine Fantasy - A Dream of Steampunk (机械幻想- 蒸汽朋克之梦)
  • Hei Se Fang Zhou/黑色方舟/Black Ark(2013) - Paranormal; part of the anthology, The Locked Room (上锁的房间)

Online Short Stories/Pieces[edit]

  • Gou/狗/Dog (2014) - Crime/Suspense
  • 21岁/21 Years Old (2010) - Essay
  • Yi Qian Nian Yi Hou/一千年以后/A Thousand Years Later (2009)
  • 月光灿烂丑小鸭 (2009)
  • Meng Ji/梦祭/Dream Sacrifice(2008)

Awards and honors[edit]

Online Literature Awards / Recognitions[edit]

  • One of the five "classic writers" published in "20 years of Chinese network literature · collection of classic works / collection of good works"[20]
  • 4th "Orange Melon Network Literature Award": one of the ten best types of network literature in the past 20 years[21]
  • 2020 Orange Melon Network Literature: Top Ten Wuxia Authors in the past 20 years[3]
  • 2020 Orange Melon Network Literature: Top 100 great God authors in 20 years of network literature[3]
  • 2020 Orange Melon Network Literature: Top 100 industry representatives of network literature in the past 20 years[3]

You Fei[edit]

  • 2nd Network Literature Biennial Award - Bronze Award
  • 2016 Novel Reading List - Novel of the Year award, Best Ancient Saying of the Year, Best Plot of the Year, Author of the Year[22]
  • 2017 Weibo Reading - Top Ten Asian books[22]
  • 2017 Novel Reading List - Most Anticipated Screen Adaptation, Most Popular Ancient Chinese Work[22]
  • 2016 Douban Annual Reading List - Top 1 Fantasy Genre[22]
  • 2017 Douban Annual Reading List - Top 1 Fantasy Genre[22]
  • 2016-2017 Network Committee of China Literary Critics Association, Guangming Literary Criticism Editorial Office, China Youth Publishing House - Top 10 of Recommended Chinese Online Novels List[22]
  • Online Literature Masterpiece with the Most Copyright Value in 2020 (Historical Genre)[23]

Zhen Hun[edit]

  • China's IP Industry Report 2016 - Part of "China's Super IP-Top 100 Influence List"[24]

Mo Du[edit]

  • 2018 Douban Annual Reading List - Top 1 Suspense/Mystery Genre[25]
  • 2018 4th Chinese Original Fiction Awards - Most Popular Work[26]

Can Ci Pin[edit]

  • 2019 30th Chinese Science Fiction Galaxy Awards - Best Original Book (published by Jiangsu Phoenix literature and Art Publishing House)[4]
  • 2019 Top Ten Best Searchlight Chinese Literature Books of 2019[27]

Network Literature Authors List[edit]

  • No.5 in the Top 50 Influence Ranking of Chinese women writers of Network Literature in 2020[28]
  • No.8 in the Top 50 Influence Ranking of Chinese women writers of Network Literature in 2019[29]
  • No.11 in the Top 50 Influence Ranking of Chinese women writers of Network Literature in 2018[30]
  • No. 23 in the Top 50 Influence Ranking of Chinese women writers of Network Literature in 2017[31]
  • No.5 in the 5th "Network Literature Authors List" of influential Dangdang authors[32]

Jinjiang Literature City Awards/Recognitions[edit]

  • 2010
    • Qi Ye won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2011
    • Tian Ya Ke won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2012
    • Zhen Hun won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2013
    • Da Ying Xiong Shi Dai won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding modern romance
    • Da Ge won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2014
    • Shan He Biao Li won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2015
    • Sha Po Lang won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2016
    • Most Valuable Author of IP adaptation
    • You Fei won in the annual grand ceremony of excellent historical romance works
    • Mo Du won in the annual grand ceremony of outstanding BL works
  • 2017
    • Most Valuable Author of IP adaptation
    • Most Popular Author
    • Can Ci Pin won the Year's Danmei Masterpiece
  • 2018
    • Most Influential Author of IP adaptation
    • Most Popular Author
    • Wu Wu Ran, Wu Gong Hai won in the top ten works of annual inventory of modern romance
  • 2019
    • Most Influential Author of IP adaptation
    • Most Popular Author
    • Lie Huo Jiao Chou won the Year's Danmei Masterpiece

Richest Chinese Authors (based on royalties)[edit]

  • 2019 List of Richest Chinese Authors - 17th[33]

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