Veteran Chinese author publishes anthology featuring love

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Veteran writer Wang Meng has published an anthology of four of his recent works, and three of them deal with love, China Daily reported Monday.

Most of the anthology is taken up by a novella, which shares its name with the book: Love Through Life and Death.

The novella features two families who have shared a hutong (alleyway) residence since the 1950s, and how their lives, spanning two generations, become increasingly entangled over the course of the next six decades.

Speaking at a recent launch event for the book in Beijing, Wang said he seldom created a villain in his decades' long writing career, which has seen him pen some 18 million Chinese characters that extend to more than 50 volumes, according to the newspaper.

"You have to understand everyone, including the people you don't like. They too have their own ethics and a contribution to make," Wang said of the complexity of human nature, adding that his works are "love letters to the world." 

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