Qiu Xiaolong came to writing the hard way: As the son of a confirmed capitalist during China's Cultural Revolution, he was forced to write his father's confession speech. The year was 1968 two years into Chairman Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution. Qiu had looked on as his father penned a confession speech, mounted a small stage, and owned up to his sins before a group of Red Guards groups of communists empowered by Mao to try "class enemies" at... More >>>
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Poet Qiu Xiaolong has found success in St. Louis and beyond as a mystery novelist.