A story by Eileen Chang and an afterword by Ang Lee.
Now a major motion picture from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,
Brokeback Mountain): an intensely passionate story of love and espionage, set in Shanghai during World War II.
In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. As these two move deftly between Shanghai’s tea parties and secret interrogations, they become embroiled in the complicated politics of wartime — and in a mutual attraction that may be more than what they expected. Written in lush, lavish prose, and with the tension of a political thriller, Lust, Caution brings 1940s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns the erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.
“A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer.” —New York Times Book Review
“Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States; the smoky, formal world of respect for tradition and the irresistible, harshly lighted future.” —Los Angeles Times
“A master of the short story.... Chang’s world is a stark and mysterious place where people strive to find their way in love but often fail under the pressures of family, tradition, and reputation.” —The New Yorker
“Chang has strong and sensuous power of description.... Her stories could hardly be more eloquent.” —New York Review of Books
出生於上海, 18歲考取倫敦大學,後因戰爭, 便於1941年, 轉入香港大學, 主攻文學；於期間, 出版傾城之戀(Romances in a Fallen City)及流言(Written on Water)奠定其文學地位。於1952年搬去香港居住, 後於1955年定居美國, 仍繼續創作, 於1995逝世於洛杉磯, 享年75歲。
Eileen Chang (Zhang Ailing) was born in shanghai, China, in 1920. She studied literature at the University of Hong Kong but in 1941, during the Japanese occupation, she returned to Shanghai, where she published Romances(1944) and Written on Water(1945), which established her reputation as a literary star. She moved to Hong Kong in 1952 and in 1955 to the United States, where she continued to write. She died in Los Angeles in 1995.