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Zhaojin David Ke

Zhaojin David Ke was born in Shanghai. Upon receiving an MA in English, he taught English at Chinese universities and began to work as a freelance reporter for The China Daily. He moved to Vancouver in 1990 to pursue a M.F.A. in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. He completed a Ph.D. in English, specializing in creative writing, at the University of Illinois in 1995. Ke now lives in Toronto.


A Red, Red Rose: (A Chinese Novel)

Toronto: Great Wall Books, 1998.

Fiction (Short stories)

True Love in Shanghai: “True Love” and Other Stories

Toronto: Great Wall Books, 1997.
PS8571 .E223 T78 1997

Publisher’s Synopsis

True Love in Shanghai is a collection of twelve charming stories about life and people in Shanghai in the post-Mao era of the 1980s. Although the stories depict different people’s lives and sentiments, they all hinge on the theme of love, which is the only value that gives life in China, past as well as present, meaning and substance.