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LONDON, Oct 29, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- China's latest best-selling novel, soon to appear in Britain thanks to a record publishing deal, demands readers seek their inner wolf.

Jiang Rong's book -- described as a mystical adventure story, memoir and ecological tract -- has been a runaway success in China and its British debut is also expected to be a success, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday.

The author recommends that Chinese people struggle, wolf-like, for personal freedom.

The author remains a mystery -- Jiang Rong is a pseudonym, his real identity known only to a few friends, and he refuses to be photographed.

Jiang's theory is that China's farming culture created a desire for peace secured by a strong ruler resulting in the Confucianism and authoritarian system that created a nation of sheep.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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