Julia Lovell is Professor of Modern China at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Maoism: A Global History, which won the 2019 Cundill History Prize, and The Opium War, which won the 2012 Jan Michalski Prize. Her many translations of modern Chinese fiction into English include The Real Story of Ah Q and Other Tales of China: The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun. In February 2021, Penguin Classics will publish her new translation of Journey to the West, entitled Monkey King.
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