Synopses & Reviews
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Oscar) winner Ang Lee, this intensely passionate story of love and espionage brings 1940s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns the erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.
About the Author
Eileen Chang (1920-1995) was born in Shanghai. She studied literature in Hong Kong but returned to Shanghai in 1941 during the Japanese occupation, where she published two works, Romances (1944) and Written on Water (1945) that established her reputation as a literary star. She moved to America in 1955, where she continued to write. She died in Los Angeles in 1995.