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Shen Yang
Shen Yang came to the world as an ‘excess child’ (heihaizi) and does not legally exist. Born in Shandong, China, in 1986, she belongs to the millions of excess-birth children who violated the One-Child Policy and were forced to live away from their families into the shadows of Chinese society. Amidst a troubled childhood, Shen Yang found solace in literature and graduated in Applied English. She has since completed a scriptwriting course at Beijing Film Academy and now lives in Shanghai, where she is crafting her latest works.