Wu Yan

Tagged: Author

(1962-    ) Chinese author, Beijing-born but of Manchu ethnicity, whose education encompassed psychology and a management PhD, and whose work includes the teaching of science fiction at Beijing Normal University. His first story, "Adventure in an Iceberg" (1978 Shaonian Kexue), was published when he was only 16, establishing him as an author before the academic career that truly supported him. Wu Yan has often appeared in Kehuan Shijie magazine, but also alongside his sometime collaborator Zheng Wenguang as the author of children's stories devoted to the popularization of science, such as the acclaimed Xinling Tanxian de Gushi ["Stories of Intelligent Investigation"] (coll 1994). His first novel, Shengsi Diliu Tian ["Life and Death of the Sixth Heaven"] (1996), involved cyber-crime relating to China's first manned spaceflight. [JonC]

Wu Yan

born Beijing, China: 2 December 1962

died

works (selected)

  • Xingji Jingcha de Zuihou Anjian ["Last Case of the Galactic Police"] (Beijing: Beijing Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 1991) [coll: pb/]
  • Xinling Tanxian de Gushi ["Stories of Intelligent Investigation"] (Beijing: Zhongguo Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 1994) with Zheng Wenguang [coll: pb/]
  • Shengsi Diliu Tian ["Life and Death of the Sixth Heaven"] (Nanjing: Jiangsu Shaonian Ertong Chubanshe, 1996) [pb/]
  • Chouti Li de Qingchun ["Youth in a Drawer"] (Changsha: Hunan Jiaoyu Chubanshe, 2000) [coll: pb/]
  • Chu Aiji Ji ["Notes on the Exodus from Egypt"] (Guilin: Guangxhi Shifan Daxue Chubanshe, 2004) [coll: pb/]

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