Jiang Gui (Chiang Kuei) [real name Wang Lindu] 1908-1980

Born in rural Shandong. He was a youth worker with the Nationalist Northern Expedition which tried to reunite China in 1927. He studied and worked in railway management and served in the army for eight years. In 1948 he moved to Taiwan. His novel Xuanfeng [The Whirlwind] (written in 1952) was published privately in 1957, with a different title, and won such acclaim that a commercial edition, under the present name, was brought out two years later. Jiang has written many other novels, as well as short stories and essays.

Works available in English:

  • Rival Suns (Timothy A. Ross). New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.
  • The Whirlwind (Timothy A. Ross). San Francisco: Chinese Materials Center,

    Studies and Biographies:

  • Timothy A. Ross, Chiang Kuei: a Chinese writer in his time. Ann Arbor, Mich: UMI, 1985.