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Professor Su Jing’an in His Later Years
Professor Su Jing’an in His Later Years

Professor Su Jing’an in His Later Years

By Jun Dong, Translated by Sid Gulinck

Penguin Specials


100 Pages, 4.5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: June 2020

ISBN 9780734398673

Rights: US & CA

Penguin Books China (Jun 2020)

Price: $9.99


A portrait of everyday life set in the complicated Chinese academic landscape

Professor Su Jing'an is a respected academic and a man of habit. He follows his routine to the tick of the clocks in his study and nothing can stop him from having his afternoon coffee. Nothing that is, but old age. When a young academic caretaker is sent to look after Su Jing'an, he is barely the man everyone remembers. Questioning his identity, Professor Su questions all of us—who are we, and where do we belong?

Author Biography

Dong Jun is the pseudonym of Zheng Xiaoquan. His novels, poems, and essays are widely published and he is the receiver of the Second Yu Dafu Novel Prize. His titles include A Certain Month of a Certain Year and Mr Zixu in Wuyou Township.