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Ye Zhaoyan

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Ye Zhaoyan
BornJuly 1957 (age 66–67)
Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Alma materNanjing University
  • Yao Cheng (姚澄), mother
  • Ye Zhicheng (叶至诚), father
  • Ye Shengtao, grandfather
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Ye Zhaoyan (born July 1957) is a Chinese author based in Nanjing. Many of his books have been translated into English and other languages.

His paternal grandfather Ye Shengtao was one of China's most influential educators, and his mother Yao Cheng (姚澄) was a famous Wuxi opera actress.

Works translated into English[edit]

Year Chinese title Translated English title Translator(s)
1994 花影 A Flower's Shade[1] ?
1995 凶杀之都 "Murder Capital"[2] Shelly Bryant
1996 一九三七年的爱情 Nanjing 1937: A Love Story[3] Michael Berry
左轮三五七 "Police Python 357"[2] Helen Wang
1997 作家林美女士 "The Writer Ms. Lin Mei"[2] Jesse Field
1999 老南京·旧影秦淮 Old Nanjing: Reflections of Scenes on the Qinhuai River[4] Huang Lin, Hao Wei
2003 我们的心多么顽固 How Stubborn Our Hearts[5] ?
2006 别人的爱情 Other People's Love[6] ?

A Flower's Shade was the basis for Chen Kaige's 1996 film Temptress Moon,[3] although Ye was not credited in the film.[7]


  1. ^ Ye Zhaoyan (2016) [1994]. A Flower's Shade. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4767-7500-5.
  2. ^ a b c Chinese Arts and Letters, April 2015.
  3. ^ a b Ye Zhaoyan (2002) [1996]. Nanjing 1937: A Love Story. Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-12754-5.
  4. ^ Ye Zhaoyan (2003) [1999]. Old Nanjing: Reflections of Scenes on the Qinghuai River. Foreign Languages Press. ISBN 7119030485.
  5. ^ Ye Zhaoyan (2016) [2003]. How Stubborn Our Hearts. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4767-7503-6.
  6. ^ Ye Zhaoyan (2016) [2006]. Other People's Love. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4767-7499-2.
  7. ^ (in Chinese) 陈凯歌拍电影《风月》伤了好友叶兆言