Ha Jin


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Ha Jin,

pseud. of

Jin Xuefei,

1956–, Chinese-American writer, grad. Heilongjiang Univ. (B.A. 1981), Shandong Univ. (M.A., 1984), Brandeis (M.A., Ph.D., 1993). In the early 1980s he came to the United States to study, immigrated after the Tiananmen SquareTiananmen Square,
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 massacre (1989), and taught at Emory and Boston universities. His first published works were volumes of poetry, Between Silences (1990) and Facing Shadows (1996). Ha Jin turned to fiction with Ocean of Words: Army Stories (1996) and Under the Red Flag (1997), prize-winning collections of short stories set in China. His first novel, Waiting (1999), a tale of contemporary China, brought him widespread recognition and the National Book and PEN/Faulkner awards. Written in a restrained and dispassionate style, his fiction also includes the novels The Crazed (2002), War Trash (2004), A Free Life (2007), an immigrant's story and his first set in America, Nanjing Requiem (2011), and A Map of Betrayal (2014) as well as the short stories in The Bridegroom (2000) and A Good Fall (2009).
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Come discuss the book, "Map of Betrayal," by Ha Jin.
Es esta una antologia que presenta por primera vez en castellano una seleccion de relatos cortos de Ha Jin, escritor de origen chino afincado en Estados Unidos desde 1985.
An all-too-apt exploration of the nature of news and celebrity, The Boat Rocker (Vintage, $16, 240 pages, ISBN 9780804170376), the latest novel from National Book Award winner Ha Jin, is set in the early 2000s and narrated by a reporter named Feng Danlin.
In The Writer as Migrant, Ha Jin [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (2008) offers an insightful account of the politics of writing elsewhere in another language other than one's mother tongue.
IU, who plays Ko Ha Jin, a woman who is transported back in time to the Goryeo Dynasty of Korea, has received flak for her acting, alongside Hong Jong Hyun (3rd Prince Wang Yo), Nam Joo Hyuk (13th Prince Wang Wook/Baek-ah) and Ji Soo (14th Prince Wang Jung).
Much has been said about China (read: communist China) trying to censor the Internet, especially with former Chinese premier Ha Jin Tao calling for a purification of the Internet in 2007.
For Patricia Park--who happens to be a thesis-advisee and protegee of National Book Award-winning author Ha Jin (who also provides the first glowing blurb on the book's back cover)--her nimble debut is more daring success than imprudent misstep.
So, conventionally, certainly, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dave Eggers write American fiction, but so too do Ha Jin and Gary Shteyngart.
The final round of competition was also attended by North Jeolla Province Governor Song Ha Jin, MOFA Cultural Affairs Bureau Director General Kim Dong-gi and MBC Vice President Kwon Jae Hong.
Chapter 2, possibly the best chapter of the book, turns to Ha Jin, an American counterpart to Gao in the sense that he writes in the language of his adopted country in the post-Tiananmen era and his literary accomplishments have been broadly recognized in the adopted nation.
Though Ha Jin cannot get a Chinese visa on political grounds, his novel has been recently translated into Chinese and published in the mainland.
The Chinese writer Ha Jin, for example, has produced novels and short stories in English with settings and situations unique to the experience of a native Chinese for whom English is not a first language.