On July 30, Writer Ye Xin brought his two newly-published books The Five Sisters and Open the Book of Guizhou to Confucius Academy to share with the audience about his writing experience and memories of the life of millions of educated youth in the Down-to-the-Countryside-Movement era.
It is learned that The Five Sisters tells the growth and changes of five “educated young sisters” with different surnames, personalities and destinies over the past 70 years. They were born in the early 1950s and formed their sisterhood as educated youth to Gui Village in Guizhou. Another book Open the Book of Guizhou (manuscript edition) is a multimedia publication including manuscripts, bookplates and short videos, etc. It is constituted by prose manuscripts about Guizhou written by Ye Xin and bookplates created by Wang Jianshan, Vice President of Guizhou Provincial Artists Association. This book is the first multimedia publishing work of the manuscript version by a famous writer in Guizhou.
Ye Xin’s profile---
Ye Xin, born in Shanghai in October 1949, is a famous Chinese writer. He is now the vice president of China Writers Association and vice president of Chinese Center of International PEN. After being sent down to Xiuwen Village in Guizhou Province as an educated youth in 1969, he lived and worked there over 20 years. Thus, he has deep feelings for Guizhou. His first work High Sierra in Miaoling was published in 1977 and his signature works include the novel Wasted Years and Retribution.