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In this essay, Yan Lianke turns his attention to his own literary works and his more general writing practice. He notes the particular challenge of writing fiction in contemporary China, when reality is often more absurd than the most absurd scenarios that fictional authors could come up with. He notes the challenges posed by China's censorship system, and expresses gratitude for the extent to which Taiwan's publishing industry has provided an alternate venue for works that cannot be published in China. He concludes by reflecting on how he strives to engage in process of self-critique, in order to try to reform and improve his works in the future.

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