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"Cheng is a painter and a cinematographer and a wordsmith all at once."
-Colum McCann, author of 'Dancer'


*Paperback and e-book editions of SONS OF HEAVEN are now available! The e-book is available for Kindle, Sony, Nook, and other devices.

SONS OF HEAVEN is a fictional account of the Tank Man's story, the unknown hero who shocked the world during the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989.

June 4th, 2009 marked the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre.

Read
Cheng's article on the 20th anniversary of Tiananmen Square in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

DEEP IN THE MOUNTAINS is Terrence Cheng's second novel. In 1992, when Deep in the Mountains begins, Master Zhu Qizhan, the great Chinese artist, is 100 years old and still experimenting with form and color and pushing himself to create. Then a lonely boy from America enters Master Zhu's world. Through the artist's stories of the amazing history he has lived through, the boy learns who he is and what he can become, in this beautiful, haunting story of growing up and accepting life's challenges—and its joys.