München, Germany., November 11, 2022 - Today, Sally Feng, writer and China expert, releases her Urban Fantasy novel "The Glint of the Luopan" which aims to give a deeper insight into Chinese culture. It tells the story of Lai Fang, a Chinese immigrant living in New York who has lost her memory and is now looking for her father. Along the way, she rediscovers her native language and stumbles upon a secret society in China that claims to have found an effective solution for overpopulation.
"I was looking for a way to give people insights about Chinese culture and entertain them at the same time," Sally Feng says. "China has received a lot of bad press in recent years. Over 60 percent of people say that they're skeptical about China. I want to show them what a wonderful ancient and rich culture it has. Daoism, for example, plays a major role in the novel, the whole magical system is oriented towards it.
Sally Feng has studied Sinology and works as a Chinese translator and editor. "Chinese is, of course, a complex language. It seems to completely defy our usual understanding of how a language works", the author says. "And that is why for me, it is also connected with the fantastic, the supernatural. It is linked to a second strong interest of mine: the paranormal." Accordingly, the protagonist of the novel is also a UFO believer, and she encounters remote viewers, tulpas, and a strange ethereal substance called Jindan on her journey.
"It's a quirky mix of Avatar (the series), X-Files, and Twin Peaks, with some similarities to R.F. Kuang's Babel", Sally Feng laughs. " A fantasy story in an Asian setting."
The novel is available primarily via Amazon at the following link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BKY2KQ15/. The easiest way to contact the author is via her Instagram profile @sally_feng_writer. (Twitter: @sallyfengwriter)
About Sally Feng
Sally Feng is an expert in Chinese culture and philosophy and loves to spread the word about these topics. She holds a Master’s degree in Literary Translation and Sinology. Her other interests include the paranormal and Asian religions. After completing her first novel translations for different publishers, she published the Urban Fantasy title “The Glint of the Luopan”. The novel is set in New York and Beijing and deals with Chinese magic and philosophy, among other things. Sally Feng works as an author, translator and editor.