Zheng Shiping

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Zheng Shiping
Native name郑世平
Born1962 (age 55–56)
Lichuan County, Hubei, China
Other namesYefu, Tujia Yefu
Occupationpoet, essayist, novelist
Known forA collection of poems entitled The Wolf Cries In The Night(狼之夜哭)

Zheng Shiping (simplified Chinese: 郑世平; traditional Chinese: 鄭世平; pinyin: Zhèng Shìpíng), better known by his pen name Yefu (野夫) or Tujia Yefu (土家野夫), is a Chinese poet, essayist and novelist.[1]

Pen name[edit]

According to Yefu's words, his pen name came from a Chinese Common Saying "Shancun Yefu"(Chinese: 山村野夫; literally: "People in the mountains") from when he worked in the mountainous region in Hubei Province.[2]


In 1962, Yefu was born in a village in Lichuan County of Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hubei Province, China. His grandpa was a direct male-line descendant of chieftain (土司), his grandfather, Liu Jilu, who had graduated from Huangpu Military Academy, was a general, he also was Chiang Kai-shek's bodyguard. After 1949, Yefu's parents stayed in Mainland China. They were cast as rightists, and suffered political persecution. Yefu's grandfather was brought to be persecuted. His grandfather and two aunts committed suicide due to such tough and hopeless life conditions. At the close of the Cultural Revolution in 1978, Yefu entered the Hubei Institute For Nationalities and started writing poetry. In 1982, Yefu organized a literary organization named BoZao Shishe (剥枣诗社), and used his pen name Yefu or Tujia Yefu to write articles. In 1986, Yefu entered the Chinese Department of Wuhan University, he studied under Yi Zhongtian, organized a literary organization named Houxiandai Shiren Shalong (后现代诗人沙龙), and published his collection of poems The Wolf Cries In The Night(狼之夜哭). In 1989, Yefu was arrested for cover the MDC people.[3] In 1995, Yefu was let out of prison, and he set up shop as a bookseller in Beijing.


  • 《江上的母親》, 南方家園, ISBN 9789868279551,(in Chinese)
  • 《拍剑东来还旧仇——野夫自选集》, 天地图书, ISBN 9789882191167,(in Chinese)
  • 《父亲的战争》, 作家出版社, ISBN 9787506348416,(in Chinese)
  • 《尘世·挽歌》, 新星出版社, ISBN 9787802258990,(in Chinese)
  • 《乡关何处》, 中信出版社, ISBN 9787508632971,(in Chinese)
  • 《看不见的江湖》, 南方家园, ISBN 9789868831414,(in Chinese)


  1. ^ 2010台北國際書展大獎揭曉 六本年度之書創新格局[dead link],台北书展
  2. ^ "野夫:伟大的作家无法不书写黑暗" (in Chinese). 共识网. Retrieved 2012-09-06.
  3. ^ "野夫:中国今年风云激荡" (in Chinese). 法广中文网. Retrieved 2013-01-20.

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