The two women in the picture are the famous film characters in Wong Kar Wai's films, 'In the Mood for Love' and 'Chunking Express'. Wong once wrote a letter to Eileen Chang when he's still a young director, showing his interest of adapting her book into a film. Eileen Chang might be as known as the Chinese Virginia Woolf (very few female writers who can be so popular throughout the history). She spent her last years in the US till she died in 1990s. Chang went to Hong Kong University when she's young and spoke and wrote very good English. She tried to publish in English and continued her professional life as a writer when she fled to Hong Kong and then the US after PRC was established in 1949. This novel, 'The Young Marshal', was written in English, and then translated into Chinese after she's dead. I've read the both languages versions and found neither of them have even an attempt or ambition of writing compared to her work in Shanghai. Though her vocabulary is surprisingly huge, but not brio at all.
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