Edna Wu (Qingyun Wu) is a professor of Chinese at California State University, Los Angeles. In addition to Passion of Clouds and Rain, her other fictional works include Two Eves in the Garden of Eden and A Male Mother, and A Single-Winged Bird. Her major academic and translation publications include Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias (A 1996 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book), A Dream of Glory (Fanhua meng), A Novel about the Chinese People’s Liberation Army: The Third Eye, and The Remote Country of Women.
Passion of Clouds & Rain is an erotic and provocative literary novel about a Chinese woman’s sensual journey into American life. This book belongs in the cannon of Asian American feminist literature, along side Amy Tan and Maxine Hong Kingston.