Xi Xi began to work with literary magazines and newspapers, like The Chinese Student Weekly, where her short story “Maria” was first published in 1965.

 In August 1964, Xi Xi worked as an editor of “The Poetry Column” in The Chinese Student Weekly.

In June 1965, Xi Xi won the first prize with her novella “Maria” in the youth section of the 14th writing contest organized by The Chinese Student Weekly.

Xi Xi’s novella “Maria” was published in the 673rd issue of The Chinese Student Weekly in June 1965. The original publication can be viewed here

“Maria” has been republished in Family Diary in 1996, and translated by Eva Hung in A Girl Like Me and Other Stories (1986/1996). 

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