Red Star Rising
A CHINESE WOMAN’S DRAMATIC STORY OF TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH
Xiao Hui Wang rose like a phoenix from the ashes of the Cultural Revolution to forge a brilliant career in the West as a photographer, artist, and author and return to her native China triumphant. Today she is recognized as one of the most accomplished artists of her generation in China and a cultural ambassador, an emblem of all that China aspires to and wants for itself on the world stage.
Xiao Hui's fascinating life and career are compellingly recounted in Red Star Rising (published in China under the title My Visual Diary). The book was a runaway bestseller in China and has sold over 500,000 copies. It captivated the Chinese reading public with its frank portrait of an extraordinarily gifted and courageous woman who broke free of the stifling constraints of the Cultural Revolution and transformed tragedy into triumphant art and literature.
Asia Arts and Culture represents Xiao Hui and her literary works and her art.