Mian Mian

Mian Mian (棉棉)
Native name
Born Wang Shen
(1970-08-28) 28 August 1970 (age 49)
Occupation Writer
Language Chinese
Nationality Chinese
Literary movement Hooligan Literature
Notable works Candy
Children Daughter: Prudence

Mian Mian (Chinese: 棉棉; pinyin: mián mian, born 28 August 1970 in Shanghai) is a Chinese Post 70s Generation writer. She writes on China's once-taboo topics and she is a promoter of Shanghai's local music. Her publications have earned her the reputation as China's literary wild child.

Her first novel, (Candy), has been translated into English. Her other works include 每个好孩子都有糖吃 (Every good child deserves to eat candy), a collection of short stories. Her novel We Are Panic was made into a movie, Shanghai Panic (2001), in which she also acted one of the lead roles.[1]

In late 2009, she sued Google after the company scanned her books for its online library. She demanded CN¥61,000 and a public apology. Google later removed the book from its library.[2] She appeared in the 2013 documentary Google and the World Brain.[3][4][5][6]


  • 啦啦啦 (lā lā lā, La la la), 1997 (ISBN 3-462-03182-1)
  • 糖 (Táng, Candy), 2000 ( ISBN 0-316-56356-0)
  • 每个好孩子都有糖吃 (Měige Hǎoháizi Dōu Yǒu Táng Chī, Every good child deserves to eat candy), 2002 ( ISBN 3-462-03421-9)
  • 社交舞 (Shèjiāo Wǔ, Social dance), 2002, ( ISBN 7-800-05732-1) (English: "Social dance", nonfiction)
  • 熊猫 (Xióngmāo, Panda), 2004 ( ISBN 7-800-80467-4)

Translated works


  1. ^ Mackey, Michael. "Asia Times Online Banned in China for sex, drugs, disaffection". www.atimes.com.
  2. ^ Google is sued by Chinese author Mian Mian (BBC)
  3. ^ Debruge, Peter (February 4, 2013). "Review: 'Google and the World Brain'". Variety. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
  4. ^ "Author Mian Mian challenges China". BBC. BBC. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  5. ^ "Fiction Book Review: Candy". Publisher's Weekly. Publisher's Weekly. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Nototious Writer, Forbidden Stories Read Excerpys from Candy". PBS. PBS. Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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