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Two Chinese novelists brave domestic bans to reach a global audience

Yan Lianke and Yu Hua explore modern China to create an Asian perspective on the world

TOKYO -- Yan Lianke and Yu Hua, two leading figures of modern Chinese literature, recently sat down with The Nikkei on separate visits to Japan to discuss their works. Both are known for tales magnificent in scope, drawing deeply from the chaotic reality of contemporary China and their determination to describe the world from an Asian perspective.

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