About the book:
Hollow Mountain : Part One《空山（一）》
Hollow Mountain tells the story of Ji village, and the events that occurred there between the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the 1990s. A child named Gela, a bright young soul as pure as the driven snow, meets a lonely death. The boy's death is only the beginning of the disaster awaiting Ji village ... ALai, deftly weaves together complex themes: the relationships between humanity and nature, the massive social change that marks the coming of a new epoch for a minority ethnicity, and the excesses of the Cultural Revolution.This book is a fascinating glimpse at a remote corner of society in the Chinese empire and the changes it has undergone.