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Are there any modern (as in beginning of the 19th century to now) Chinese or Indian authors or works worth looking into? Conversely, what are some good pre-modern Japanese works?
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No.
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/lit/ only reads white men, mainly dead.
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>>7575367
No. Really.
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>>7575367
>Conversely, what are some good pre-modern Japanese works?

Personally I really liked 枕草子. Also 今昔物語 and similar collections are very interesting, if they're your kind of thing.
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jin yong is the best chinese author of the last ~100 years or so, and he writes mass marketed pulp genre fiction

still blows everyone else out of the water though
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>jin yong is the best chinese author of the last ~100 years or so
Most people would say Eileen Chang and Lu Xun.

Lu Xun (1880somthing - 1936, active 19teens, 1920s, 30s) lived through the transition from Imperial China to early 20th century, helped create modern Chinese literature. Wrote short stories and lots of funny bitter essays.

Eileen Chang (1920-1995, most active in Japanese occupied Shanghai 1940s), short stories about disappointed romantics.

With both writers the way they use language (for humour, lush description, witty dialogue..) is key to their popularity, so im not sure if they would be anything more than a curiosity in English.
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