The best novels of all times

in the Chinese language

Selected by piero scaruffi
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  1. Cao Xueqin/ Tsao Chan (China, 171#): "Hong-lou Meng/ The Dream of the Red Chamber/ Story of the Stone/ Chronicles of the Stone" (China, 17##) ++
  2. Gao Xingjian/Xingjian (China, 1940): "Soul Mountain" (1989) ++
  3. Wu Cheng-en (China, 1506): "Hsi-yu chi/ Journey to the West" (15##) +
  4. Lu Hsun/Xun (China, 1881): "A Q Zhengzhuan/ The True Story of Ah Q" (1921) +
  5. Ting/Ding Ling (China, 1904): "T'ai Yang Chao Tsai Shanggan Ho Shang/ The Sun Shines on the Shanggan River" (1948) +
  6. Ba Jin/ Li Yaotang/ Pa Chin (China, 1904): "Jia/ Family" (1931) +
  7. Mao Dun/Tun (China, 1896): "Ziye/ Midnight" (1933) +
  8. Mai Jia/ Jiang Benhu (China, 1964): "Jiemi/ Decoded" (2002) +
  9. Lao She (China, 1899): "Luotuo Xiangzi/ Camel Xiangzi/ Rickshaw Boy" (1937) +
  10. Lo Kuan-chung/ Luo Guanzhong (China, 1330): "San-kuo chih yen-i/ Romance of the Three Kingdoms" (13##) +
  11. Shih-Naian/ Luo Guanzhong (China, 129#): "Shuihu Zhuan/ Shui-hu chuan/ Water Margin/ All Men Are Brothers/ Rebels of the Marsh" (13##) +
  12. Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng (China, 15##): "Chin Ping Mei/ Golden Lotus" (159#) +
  13. Xiaobin Xu (China, 1953): "Feathered Serpent" (1998) +
  14. Su Tong (China, 1963): "Wives and Concubines" (1990) +
  15. Mo Yan (China, 1955): "Honggaoliang Jiazu/ Red Sorghum" (1986) +
  16. Xiao Hong/ Hsiao Hung/ Naiying Zhang (China, 1911): "Hulanhe Zhuan/ Tales of Hulan River" (1942) +
  17. Mo Yan (China, 1955): "Big Breasts and Wide Hips" (1996) +
  18. Zhonglin Xu (China, 15##): "Fengshen Yanyi/ The Creation of the Gods" (155#) +
  19. Ailing Zhang/ Eileen Chang (China, 1920): "Qing Cheng Zhi Lian" (1944) +
  20. Liu Cixin (China, 1963): "The Three Body Problem" (2006) +
  21. Yan Lianke (China, 1958): "Riguang Liunian/ The Passing of Time" (2004) +

Chronological

Chronology of Chinese literature