Introduction to Zhang Ailing (Eileen Chang): Books by Zhang Ailing

A guide to Eileen Chang's life and works

Essays & Non-fictions

Translation Works


Long Live the Missus! 太太萬歲 (1947) with English subtitles

A Chinese take on the screwball comedy, featuring an over-eager-to-please upper class housewife, her unreliable spouse, and a glamorous seductress in Civil War-era Shanghai. Shangguan Yunzhu steals the show as the homewrecker “Mimi,” as does Shi Hui as the hilarious Old Mr. Chen. The tightly-plotted screenplay is by Eileen Chang, one of modern China’s most celebrated writers and author of the story “Lust, Caution.”

Love Everlasting 不了情 (1947) with English subtitles

"Love Everlasting" was the first collaboration between Eileen Chang and director Sang Hu. In 1947, Chang and Sang teamed up again on the brilliant film comedy "Long Live the Missus!" 太太萬歲 (featuring much of the same supporting cast); that year, Chang also revised her "Love Everlasting" screenplay into the story "How Much Regret" 多少恨, which she published in a magazine edited by Sang Hu.

Novels & Short Stories

English Translation