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Silent Children
May 26, 2021
International rights: Non-fiction
“Silent Children” is a new nonfiction work by YUAN Ling after his work “The Moss Will Not Disappear”. As one of the outstanding nonfiction writers in China, and the Writer of the Year in 2017 of the Beijing News, YUAN Ling’s works always pays attention to those marginal figures from the low class, narrating their suffering, disease, death, and loneliness. This time, however, YUAN Ling focused his attention on left-behind children. He spent four years traveling in more than 20 remote mountainous areas in more than 20 provinces and cities, visiting nearing a hundred children, focusing on the left-behind, migrant, dropout, ill, and single-parent children. YUAN Ling is concerned about their living conditions, and the changes in their lives and destiny in the tide of commodification and urbanization.
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All languages. Full English translation available.
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A 4 years’ lasting newly-written by the young writer YUAN Ling.
A nonfiction work that focuses on the plight of children living in urban and rural China.
Selected as one of the Top 10 Best Chinese Books in 2019.
Full-length nonfiction work of the year on “HARVEST” in 2019.

“Silent Children” has been selected:
Book Recommendations By Sina 2019;
Douban Books of the Year 2019;
Top 10 Chinese Books 2019;
Full-length nonfiction work of the year on “HARVEST” 2019;
YUEWEN-The Lightsearch Critics Book Award: The Best 10 Books of the Year 2019;
Shortlisted for the Beijing News Weekly Review annual long list of recommendations, and the 100 nominations in the 5th One Way Street Book Award.

Author's bio:
YUAN Ling, born in 1973, graduated with a master's degree from the department of Chinese language and literature of Fudan University, a well-known writer and media professionals.
He has published many influential surveys and special articles, and won the Tencent Academy Literature Award 2015 Non-fiction Writer, and Guiyuan Yaji 2014 Prose Award.
His works "Out of Ma Sanjia" and "Night Watcher Gao Hua" won the 2012 and 2013 Tencent Annual Feature and Investigative Reporting Awards, and the two annual tributes of Southern Media Research.
He has published books such as "My Ninety-Nine Deaths", "Walking Through Tang Poems", "The Moss Will Not Disappear", and "The World", among which "The World" won the top ten best books in Southern Metropolis Daily in 2018.
"The Silent Child" is his new non-fictional work in 2019.
Kris Guo
Jade Literary Agency
phone: +86 136 7624 7207
402, Building B, No. 289, Weihai Road, Panyu District, Guangzhou, 511498
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