SHEN, Dajun. American (born People's Republic of China), b. 1955. Genres: Area studies. Career: Has worked as an apprentice in a small factory in China, an electrician, and a salesman. Hong Kong press, writer; China Daily News, feature writer. Publications: (with Zhang Xinxin) Chinese lives : An Oral History of Contemporary China, 1987; (with N. Jose and S. Trevaskes) The Finish Line: a Long March Through China and Australia, 1994; Lung lai ti che i nien, trans. as The Year the Dragon Came, 1996. Contributor to journals. Address: c/o Pantheon Books, 201 East 50th St., New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.