Fiction • Atsushi Nakajima
In the ninth lunar month of Tianhan 2 (99 B.C.E.), during the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, Commander of the Cavalry Li Ling led a force of five thousand foot soldiers north from the border fort of Zheluzhang. For thirty days, they threaded their way through harsh foothills where [...]
Atsushi Nakajima (1909–1942) was born in Tokyo, Japan. His father was a scholar specialising in the Chinese classics, and Nakajima became known for taking on historical subjects. Nakajima was sent to Palau in 1941 to teach Japanese but returned in 1942 suffering from severe asthma, and died later that year after contracting pneumonia. He completed one major novel, Light, Wind and Dreams (Hokuseido Press), based on the life of Robert Louis Stevenson.
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