Li Yung-p'ing is a Chinese-Malaysian writer and one of Taiwan's best-known and most controversial novelists. His other works include Haidong Qingand Zhu Ling's Wanderings in the Wonderland.Howard Goldblatt is professor of Chinese literature at the University of Notre Dame. He is translator of The Taste of Apples(Columbia, 2001) and co-editor of The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature(Columbia, 1996). Sylvia Li-chun Lin is assistant professor of East Asian languages and literature at Notre Dame. Together they have translated Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Manand Alai's Red Poppies.