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Geling Yan

Geling Yan is one of the most acclaimed contemporary novelists and screenwriters writing in the Chinese language today and a well-established writer in English. Born in Shanghai, she served with the People's Liberation Army (PLA) during the Cultural Revolution, starting at age 12 as a dancer in an entertainment troupe. After serving for over a ... See full bio »

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Fang hua Writer


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 2018 A City Called Macau (story) (completed)
 2017 Fang hua
 2017 Earth: One Amazing Day (Documentary) (writer)
 2014 Gui lai (based on the novel by)
 2012 Wi-heom-han gyan-gye (screenplay)
 2012 Niang yao jia ren (TV Series)
 2011 Jin ling shi san chai (novel)
 2011 Xing Fu Lai Qiao Men (TV Series)
 2009 Auntie Duohe (TV Series) (novel)
 2009 Yi ge nü ren de shi shi (TV Series) (novel)
 2008 Mei Lanfang (screenplay)
 1998 Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (novel "Tian Yu") / (screenplay)
 1995 Shao nu xiao yu (novel)
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 2011 Yang Lan Fang Tan Lu (TV Series)
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 2013 Kai Jiang La (TV Series)
- Ru guo sheng huo mei le wen xue (2013) ... Herself

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Geling Yan is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Alternate Names:

Yan Ge-Ling | Ge-Ling Yan

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Chinese life is very unknown to the rest of the world," "I have this sense of a mission to introduce it. See more »


Geling Yan went to the United States from China at the end of 1989 for graduate study. She holds a Master's in Fine Arts in Fiction Writing from Columbia College, Chicago. Geling Yan is affiliated with the Chinese Writers' Association of the People's Republic of China, with Hollywood's Writers' Guild of America, west. See more »

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