Su Tong

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Tong Zhonggui (Chinese: 童忠贵; pinyin: Tóng Zhōngguì; born January 23, 1963), known by the pen name of Su Tong (苏童; 蘇童; Sū Tóng) is a Chinese writer. He was born in Suzhou and lives in Nanjing. He entered the Department of Chinese at Beijing Normal University in 1980, and started to publish novels in 1983. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Su Tong has received more than 86,219 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Su Tong is the 6,045th most popular writer (down from 5,569th in 2019), the 1,002nd most popular biography from China (down from 900th in 2019) and the 117th most popular Chinese Writer.

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  • 86k

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  • 43.64

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  • 20

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.09

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

Wo de di wang sheng ya
Chinese fiction
Social life and customs, Kings and rulers, Translations into English
Raise the Red Lantern
Binu and the Great Wall
Fiction, Literature
In Peach Village, crying is forbidden. But as a child, Binu never learnt to hide her tears. Shunned by the villagers, she faced a bleak future, until she met Qiliang, an orphan who offered her his hand in marriage. Then one day Qiliang disappears. Binu learns that he has been transported hundreds of miles and forced to labour on a project of terrifying ambition and scale – the building of the Great Wall. Binu is determined to find and save her husband. Inspired by her love, she sets out on an extraordinary journey towards Great Swallow Mountain, with only a blind frog for company. What follows is an unforgettable story of passion, hardship and magical adventure.
Sang yuan liu nian


Among writers, Su Tong ranks 6,045 out of 7,302Before him are Ravindra Kelekar, Kenneth Rexroth, Izaak Walton, Buchi Emecheta, Crane Wilbur, and Armistead Maupin. After him are Euphrase Kezilahabi, Tony Kushner, Cyril Collard, Emmanuil Kazakevich, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Franz Fühmann.

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Among people born in 1963, Su Tong ranks 446Before him are Rand Paul, Anne Consigny, Jan Zahradil, Roland Wohlfarth, Maria Walliser, and Tracey Emin. After him are Gwynne Shotwell, Nino de Angelo, Jozefina Topalli, Biagio Antonacci, Stefan Pettersson, and Malcolm Gladwell.

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In China

Among people born in China, Su Tong ranks 1,002 out of 1,610Before him are Yuja Wang (1987), Zhang Shichuan (1890), Sun Jihai (1977), Yang Yang (1991), Chen Kun (1976), and Fei Junlong (1965). After him are Jin Xing (1967), Luo Yunxi (1988), Hu Jia (1973), Nie Haisheng (1964), Wang Yibo (1997), and Zheng Junli (1911).

Among WRITERS In China

Among writers born in China, Su Tong ranks 117Before him are Jiang Rong (1946), Fang Fang (1955), Ha Jin (1956), You Xie (1958), Ma Jian (1953), and Liao Yiwu (1958). After him are Liu Xia (1961), Chen Danqing (1953), Shan Sa (1972), Ruth Graham (1920), Woeser (1966), and Tie Ning (1957).