Books by Eileen Chang

EILEEN CHANG (1920–1995) was born in Shanghai. In 1952 she migrated to Hong Kong to work as a translator for the American News Agency. She fled Communist China for the United States in 1956, never to return again. After living in New York, Chang moved to


LITTLE REUNIONS by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 16, 2018

"Originally written in 1976 but not published until 2009 in China, this is a welcome discovery from a writer who is only now, more than two decades after her death, coming into her own."
World War II-era romance, with dark edges and sharp social commentary, by Chinese expatriate novelist Chang (Love in a Fallen City, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >
HALF A LIFELONG ROMANCE by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 8, 2016

"With compelling protagonists and a host of memorable supporting characters, this novel tells an emotionally complex story with a number of powerful moments."
Two star-crossed lovers navigate romantic confusion, familial interference, and looming war in this novel, set in China in the 1930s and '40s. Read full book review >
NAKED EARTH by Eileen Chang
by Eileen Chang, introduction by Yiyun Li
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"Chang's novel can be less than subtle at times, but its description of small compromises and grand despair are both affecting and compelling."
Love is tested against revolutionary intrigue during China's Cultural Revolution. Read full book review >
LOVE IN A FALLEN CITY by Eileen Chang
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2006

"A major rediscovery."
Entrenched cultural values collide with rapid social change in this collection of the stories and novellas of the late (1920-95) Chinese author. Read full book review >
THE SING-SONG GIRLS OF SHANGHAI by Han Bangqing
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2005

"Unlikely to appeal to the average reader."
Of opium pellets and smoke-filled alleys: an episodic novel of the Chinese demimonde, first published in 1894. Read full book review >
WRITTEN ON WATER by Eileen Chang
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"Original, memorable and unlike anything else that has come from the era. A fine contribution to Chinese letters in translation."
The "Garbo of Chinese letters" speaks, and most eloquently. Read full book review >