Yellow Peril (novel)

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Yellow Peril
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AuthorLixiong Wang
Original title黄禍 : 新世紀版
SubjectNuclear warfare, China
GenreScience fiction
PublishedTaibei Shi : Da kuai wen hua chu ban gu fen you xian gong si, 2008
Media typeBook

Yellow Peril (Chinese: 黃禍; pinyin: Huáng Huò) is a 1991 novel by Wang Lixiong,[1] written in Chinese under the pseudonym Bao Mi (lit. "Secret"), about a civil war in the People's Republic of China that becomes a nuclear exchange and soon engulfs the world, causing World War III. It is notable for Wang Lixiong's politics, a Chinese dissident and outspoken activist, its publication following Tiananmen Square protests of 1989,[2] and its popularity due to bootleg distribution across China even when the book was banned by the Chinese Communist Party.

The book was published in 1991 by Mirror Books, a Chinese editor in Toronto, Canada,[3] and soon became a best-seller.[4]



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  2. ^ Zhao, Henry Y. H. (2003). "A Fearful Symmetry: The Novel of the Future in Twentieth-Century China". Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. 66 (3): 461. doi:10.1017/s0041977x03000326. S2CID 162427376.
  3. ^ Generations, Legitimacy, and Political Ideas in China: The End of Polarization or the End of Ideology?
  4. ^ China Tidal Wave