(Translated) from Chinese Version
Q1. In your opinion, what is the greatest difference between Asian writers and Western writers?
The terms "Asian" & "Western" have a very wide range, in this instance, I will use China and Europe as examples.
Chinese writers have always believed that works should reflect the lurking evils of the society or have the force of revamping the society and emptying it of unwanted morals and wrong-doings.
What similarities do Asian writers have in terms of styles and themes?
It can be said that the content mainly touches on themes that reflect present real-life situations. In terms of style, the West has influenced them quite a bit, causing more and more to become conscientious of the art of presentation. Especially those in Japan and Taiwan, who have broken the traditional writing methods, and improving in the field of futuristic elements and the ideals of future present generations.
Q3. Which Asian or Western writer do you show interest in? Why?
I have no particular preference. Every successful writer has his or her outstanding style. But instead of comparing authors, why dont't we compare titles of books wrote instead. I like books such as "Roots", "Flying", "War and Peace", and books like "The journey to the west", "The Romance of the Three Kingdom" are very popular.
Q4.Are you satisfied with your present accomplishments?
I have written only five books, and thus do not dare to comment on my success. I feel that no matter in which fields, we must work hard.
Where do you get your inspiration from?
I get my inspiration from anywhere, anytime. For example, in one of my story, I saw a small boy helping a dog, giving it food, so, if a child and a dog can be such good friends, why can't all human beings have a good relationship with each other? I mainly write about my trips aboard, to conclude, new environments, new journeys is easier to have inspirations.