Fan Yong: A Life for the Books
By Wang Jiaming  Publisher: SDX Joint Publishing Company
Paper Back
2023-08-01 | ISBN: 978-7-108-06437-0
Rights Manager: Xiao Jieru

Fan Yong, a pivotal figure in Chinese publishing following the nation’s reform and opening up, led a life deeply intertwined with the written word. This book, offering an insightful exploration of his publishing odyssey through the lens of books, unveils the evolution of his illustrious career spanning seven decades.  From navigating the challenging  publishing landscape of the 1930s and 1940s to shaping landmark publications like Dushu and Xinhua Wenzhai and nurturing the birth of classics like A Journey to the West, Fu Lei's Family Letters, A Cadre School Life, and Random Thoughts, Fan Yong’s dedication to literature remained unwavering. In his later years, he continued to write and champion books. The book, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Fan Yong’s birth, also chronicles his friendship with Li Gongpu, Chen Baichen, Tian Jiaying, Qi Gong, Wang Shixiang, Luo Fu and Ding Cong.