ZHANG JUNMO, PEN NAME OF ZHANG JINGYUN (1939— )
ZHANG JUNMO, PEN NAME OF ZHANG JINGYUN (1939— ). Fiction and prose writer. Born in Guangdong, Zhang came to Hong Kong in 1946. He has been an editor and a newspaper columnist. Early in his career, Zhang wrote romantic novels and his later works reflect realities in Hong Kong, while his essays comment on the small delights and hardships in daily life. His publications include collections of fiction and prose such as Yaoyuan de xingsu (Distant Stars), Xianggang ziye (Hong Kong at Midnight), and Cu kafei (Coarse Coffee), as well as novels Jianghu ke (A Worldly Traveler), Qingchun de chaqu (An Interlude of Youth), and Riluo shifen (At Sunset). He also writes science fiction and detective novels. In recent years, Zhang has been involved in the study of jade and has coauthored several books on the history and culture of this highly valued precious stone.