Chen Yan

Chen Yan is a Chinese dramatist and novelist, bornin Shaanxi province in 1963. His novel The Protagonist, which depicts the life of a performer of Qinqiang, a genre of folk opera originating in Shaanxi, won the 10th Mao Dun Literature Prize in 2019. He has over 25 years experience in theatre, and became president of Shaanxi Opera Research Institute in 2004. His plays include the trilogy Late-blooming Roses, Big Tree Moves Westward, and Story of the West Capital.

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