"A Muslim's Funeral" sells over 4 million copies, making it a classic
Published more than three decades ago, the novel "A Muslim's Funeral" has sold more than 4 million copies in total, according to its publisher, making it one of the enduring modern classics in China. 
The book's author, Huo Da, is a 72-year-old female writer from the country's Hui ethnic group.
Beijing October Literature and Arts Publishing House published the novel in September 1988, and has since run dozens of reprints.
It tells the story of a Chinese Muslim family in the jade carving business, following three generations of family members as they live through the Japanese invasion of China and after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. A part of the novel was translated into English in 1992 with the title "Jade King: History of a Chinese Muslim Family".
A full translation is expected in coming years by translator Bruce Humes, who specializes in translating ethnic-themed Chinese fiction into English, according to the book's publisher.
A complete collection of Huo's other works will be published later in the year.
Source(s): China Daily