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Guo Jingming

Born in 1983 in Zigong, Sichuan Province, Guo Jingming is a popular Chinese writer and publisher of young adult fiction and comic books. He won various youth literary awards when a teenager and became one of the youngest members of the official China Writers' Association in 2007. He is also believed to be one of China's richest writers. 

'Shallow' Chinese movie Tiny Times rouses critics and fans of writer Guo Jingming

Guo Jingming (centre) and actress Yang Mi (fourth from right) arrive on the red carpet for the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival in June. Photo: Xinhua

Ignoring the critics, millions of Guo’s fans swarmed into cinemas in robust defence of their idol. Guo’s works, including The City of Fantasies and the Tiny Times series, feature matinee idol-like characters who are extremely good-looking, talented and rich.

Sunday, 7 July, 2013, 2:19pm 1 comment

A pop writer for starry-eyed teens

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream'. And that's just what he is.

Guo Jingming is a self-made young man from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers. His royalties last year alone were 24.5million yuan (HK$30 million).

Critics call Guo's writing overly commercial and self-involved.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mainland material boy is writing the dream

He calls himself a 'mainland version of the American dream', a self-made kid from poor circumstances who now tops the 2011 Rich List for Chinese writers, with royalties last year alone of 24.5 million yuan (HK$30 million).

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Age of confusion

Deng Xiaoping's famous exhortation, 'to get rich is glorious', has been unofficially superseded on the mainland. Today, the mantra is 'greed is good' - from the 1987 movie Wall Street, which came to epitomise the 1980s in the west. The downside of that decade's feverish pursuit of money was a rise in social inequality and increasing cynicism about governments and state institutions.

14 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Lonely guy

THE SCENE COULD run something like this: a group of Shanghai University students gather in a cafeteria on Monday morning to discuss what they did over the weekend.

11 Nov 2004 - 12:00am