WEI HUI, PEN NAME OF ZHOU WEIHUI (1973— )
WEI HUI, PEN NAME OF ZHOU WEIHUI (1973— ). Novelist. Born in Yuyao, Zhejiang Province, and graduated from Fudan University, Wei Hui is a representative of the New Generation Writers (Xin sheng dai zuojia). A self-described exhibitionist writer whose works deal with urban, materialistic life in contemporary China, Wei Hui is best known for her sexually explicit novels, Shanghai baobei (Shanghai Baby) and Wode chan (Marrying Buddha). Her books provide a window into the hedonistic lifestyle of modern materialistic youths obsessed with money, sex, and brand names, a far cry from the revolutionary idealism embraced by the older generations of the Mao era. See also WOMEN.