'Enlightening, poignant, mysterious - and a miracle' Literary Review 'A refreshingly new perspective on the Cultural Revolution ... harsh and beautiful' Times Literary Supplement '[A] naturalistic, gripping, and deeply affecting novel reminding us how badly we humans have managed our world. Highly recommended.' Library Journal
Jiang Rong was born in Beijing in 1946. In 1967, he volunteered to join the first wave of intellectuals who moved to the countryside, and lived as a nomad on the outer edges of Inner Mongolia for 11 years. In 1978, he returned to Beijing, where he took a postgraduate degree in economics, and took a position as an economics professor at a Beijing university. He lives in Beijing with his wife, the renowned author and feminist critic Zhang Kangkang. Wolf Totem is his first novel.
An interesting read, written by a Chinese person and translated by an American , this does show . It feels a bit instructional but is an insight into China of the period and the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by as2885
Truly an Amazing book that touches the soul, showing how cruel and devastating humanity can be to nature's delicate balance!Published 17 months ago by Mash
Jiang Rong describes in loving detail the symbiotic relationship between nomads and wolves on the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Dsf
Out standing! And so interesting! Bringing you on the plains mountains and lake Ohlanbulag and teaching me so much about wolves and the lifestyle of the Mongulian peoplePublished 18 months ago by Juliana weber fourie
If you have any interest in China and it's culture then this book is a must. A story which takes you deep into late 20th Century Mongolia including the years of the Cultural... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Scott Ballantyne
Well written . too brutal and lacking in compassion, I found the book upsetting and depressing and having struggled through half of it put it back on the shelf.. Read morePublished 19 months ago by christine.graville