Xu Xi

Amy Lai (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
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Xu Xi (pronounced “Shoe-See”), a Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong, is one of Asia's leading English language writers. The author of five books of fiction, she has also co-edited an anthology of Hong Kong writing in English. Other published writing includes essays, op-eds and book reviews. Her work is taught, broadcast and anthologized internationally.

Singapore's Business Times characterised Xu Xi's theme and passion as “Asia as it is today – gritty, modern and confused.” In 1994, her first novel was hailed as a “welcome new voice into the field of Asian fiction writing.” Asiaweek described her as “a Hong Kong writer who does not write like a ‘Hong Kong writer', and speaks with more authority because of it”, and named Daughters of Hui the “best book about

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Citation: Lai, Amy. "Xu Xi". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5416, accessed 04 March 2024.]

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