Alias: Tang Jia San Shao (唐家三少)
Real name: Zhang Wei (张威)
Flagship work: Douluo Dalu
Born in 1981, January 10th. (35 years old in 2016)
Born in Beijing, China
Origin of Alias:
His name comes from the fact that as a child, he liked to add three small spoons of sugar to his milk, which is (糖加三勺) and (唐家三少) being a homonym of that. (They are both pronounced Tang Jia San Shao)
Tang Jia San Shao married Li Mo in May, 2007. On their wedding day, he presented her with 137 love letters. The names of the hero and heroine in his debut novel, Child of Light, are derived from his and his wife’s name.
Published Works in Chronological Order:
Synopsis:Zhang Gong decides to learn light magic, a magic few show interest in, and eventually becomes the legendary Grand Magister. While trying to end the continent’s east and west separation in order to unite all of the different races, he becomes every race’s Child of Light.[Unconfirmed]: I recall reading a blog post about a Child of Light prequel TV show.
Synopsis:A world where humans, beasts, demons, gods, dragons and pixies fight for supremacy; a war where the great beast warriors of the Baemon troop, the dragon knights that soar in the sky, and the demon race that befell into the angel troops battle.
A mixed blood child, who bears the blood of a human, demon and beast, went through hardships that no other people had and has unmatched wild war potential. He is destined to restructure the chess pieces of this world, and fated to have an exceptional heart-wrenching love life
Synopsis:Growing up in a thief’s den, Ah Dai remained innocent and kind. During one of his thieving runs, he was caught by a powerful alchemist, Ge Li Si, who took him along for his own reasons. Ah Dai’s life was forever changed.
Fate lead him to save the number one assassin from the Continent. In order to bring about his revenge, the King of Assassins forcefully brought Ah Dai to a secluded town, and passed on his life’s learnings to him. Following an assassin, will Ah Dai become a demon?
Blood sun high in the heavens,
Evil will be born.
Blood rain across the world,
Calamity shall come.
Thousand-year destruction to befall the Continent,
Who is the Savior?
The melding of Kindness and Evil,
The fusing of Light and Dark.
With the Phoenix’s Blood as guide,
Pass all obstacles.
With the Dragon’s Blood as bond,
Love through eternity.
Introduction:The main narration begins in a small Western village where an orphan accidentally enters the mountain of immortals and unintentionally stumbles upon an immortal. Who would have thought that this chance encounter would get an expert to hand-down teachings and draw the orphan into this realm-shaking magic battle story?
Synopsis:Above the heavens and below the earth, I am the sole immortal!
In the Lianyun Immortal Sect, the seven sects of the divine right way’s ‘final stage’ there is a disciple acceptance day once every five years, on which five disciples will be accepted to join the next generation as though they were beggars..
Now that the gate of Cultivation has been thrown open, will it be possible for a mischievous, bright child to mature in the absolutely tyrannical Realm of Immortals?
Dark devouring energy and mysterious spatial energy.
The two different types of energy appeared in one person.
A glance that can kill? That is the power of space.
Men will be raped by beautiful women? That is the fate of the protagonist.
An enticingly beautiful vampire woman, a radiantly pure and holy woman, a sacrificial witch with a mysterious soul aura, the tender Lan Lan, soft as water. They will all take their roles as the heroines and change his fate!
Synopsis:Seven unique divine blades:
The Snow Goddess’s Sigh – Blade of Morning Dew (Chen Lu)
The Flame God’s Roar – Blade of True Sun (Zheng Yang)
The Free Wind’s Gentle Hymn – Blade of Proud Sky (Ao Tian)
The Earth’s Waking Rhythm – Blade of Long Life (Chang Sheng)
The Fate’s Hexagram of Hundred Transformations – Blade of Jade Pearls
The Universe’s Dawn – Blade of Holy Brilliance
Hell’s Eternal Curse – Blade of Devil’s Devouring
These are the seven divine blades. They are also the seven magic staves of Ice, Fire, Wind, Earth, Space, Light, and Darkness. And, most importantly, the king of them all…The Kitchen Knife.
The Twelve Zodiac Guardian Gods (生肖守护神)
Synopsis:Twelve zodiac animals represent the months of the Lunar calendar. Not everyone, however, is aware that these twelve representations are Guardian Gods.
In the East the auspicious Qilin, possessing royal blood, descended, reigning over the Twelve Zodiac Guardian Gods that devote their all of their power to protecting the East.
A ruffian Qilin, an Earth that transcends all expectations, legends coming to life, and the patronage of the Zodiac animals together create an unforgettable tale.
Synopsis:Nine harmonic zither chords shook the universe, who dared to not acknowledge the lord?
The curtains on a grand era of Rainbow Magic was raised.
He, the Zither Emperor, brought about a heaven-shaking reform to the continent.
An ancient soul, pure and of strong heart, was born as the once in a generation Zither genius, quietly by the ocean under clear blue skies.
This individual, a mere pure-hearted youth, gradually ascended to regency as the Zither Emperor of legends, demonstrating an unprecedented strength in musical magic and overcoming the conventional standards of society.
Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Cyan, Indigo, and Violet; the colors of the Rainbow served as the ranking system of martial arts and magic.
Because of his profound skill, what was once a useless disregarded vocation became a legendary talent deeply intertwined with his immortal legacy. The legacy of an unparalleled genius who shone so brightly, no one could ignore his brilliance.
Even the acclaimed near-invincible dragon, in front of the Zither Emperor, could not lift its bowed prideful head, because it was addressing a god. The pioneer of musical magic, responsible for reforming the previous Rainbow ranking system and entering the unknown level of Rainbow Magic, had become the standard measure for all martial arts and magic. Dragons were no longer the unequalled creatures of old.
A godly master of sound, a matchless spiritual mage, he raised this trash vocation to become the most legendary craft on the continent. However, this was all fiction, right?
An ancient soul, pure and of strong heart, was born as the once in a generation Zither genius quietly by the ocean under clear blue skies. This individual, a mere pure-hearted youth, gradually ascended to regency as the Zither Emperor of legends, demonstrating an unprecedented strength in musical magic and overcoming the conventional standards of society. Was he only the Zither Emperor, though?
Synopsis:Tang Sect, the most famous martial arts sect of all. By stealing its most secret teachings to fulfill his dreams, Tang San committed an unforgivable crime. With his ambition attained, he handed his legacy to the sect and threw himself from the fearsome “Hell’s Peak”.
But he could have never imagined that this would reincarnate him in another world, one without the magic, martial arts or grudges of his past. A land where only the mystical souls of battle lay.
The continent of Douluo.
How will Tang San survive in this unknown environment? With a new road to follow, a new legend begins…Four Douluo Dalu movies are set to be made, with the first coming out in 2018.[Unconfirmed]: I recall reading a blog post about a Douluo Dalu tv show too.
Synopsis:Mixing cocktails at a level beyond anyone else in the world, a sommelier, the one known as the liquor god Li Jie Dong. He died at the age of thirty in order to taste recently excavated wine from the Han Dynasty.
When he awoke, he found himself in the world of the Five Element Continents as the young beggar Ji Dong. In this place, there was a special class of people known as the Yin Yang Spiritual Masters who controlled the the 10 elements of the sexagenary cycle. These bizarre ten element techniques could make anyone gasp in amazement. Each and every Yin Yang Spiritual Master had their own Yin Yang Crown, condensed by one’s own attribute.
Due to the abundant love the people held for their wine and liquor, bartenders gradually gathered together to form a guild. This guild was named the Bartender Guild, and was respected by all.
Fun Fact: The novel was originally named “Yin Yang Crown” (阴阳冕) but was later renamed to Wine God as Tang Jia San Shao found it more fitting.
Synopsis:In a world where power means everything, and the strong trample the weak there was a boy born from a Heavenly Jewel Master. Born in a small country which had to struggle to survive, the boy was expected to do great things. Alas, he turned out to have blocked meridians and was unable to cultivate, ending up the trash of society. A blemish on his father’s pride… his fianceé’s ultimate dishonour…
After nearly getting killed by accident and being left for dead, the heavens finally smiled upon him; a miracle descended, awakening his potential as a Heavenly Jewel Master. Though… was it truly a gift?
Join our dear rascally and shameless MC Zhou Weiqing in his exploits to reach the peak of the cultivation world, form an army, protect those he loves and improve his country!
Synopsis:While the demons were rising, mankind was about to become extinct. Six temples rose to protect the last of mankind. A young boy joins the temple as a knight to help his mother. During his journey of wonders and mischief in the world of temples and demons, will he be able to ascend to become the strongest knight and inherit the throne?
Synopsis:A strange continent in another world,
No magic, no battle qi, no martial arts, only martial spirits. It has been ten thousand years since the Tang Sect was founded on the Douluo continent, and it has declined.
A whole new generation of proud talents has been born. Will the new generation of Shrek’s Seven Monsters be able to compose a great tale and reestablish the peerless Tang Sect?
Synopsis: Skyfire Avenue is a street that is 2048 meters long. There are 168 stores here, and each of the store owners is an extremely powerful adept. The Avenue does not permit any vehicles or any robots to pass through it, much less mecha. Even the patrolling police must move about on foot. This is because this is a street for pedestrians, a lane for nobles, hidden away within this high technology world. Lan Jue, the greatest of the mercenaries, code-named ‘Zeus’, has secluded himself here in Skyfire Avenue after the death of his wife. The name of his shop is “Zeus’ Jewelry Store”, and here in Skyfire Avenue he has been given the title Jewel Master.
Synopsis:Due to the God of Goodness and the God of Evil’s reincarnation and changes, the Divine Realm’s internal strife has been gradually increasing. The God of Destruction is the head of a faction opposed to Sea Asura God who heads another faction, eventually leading to war. However, it is at this time that the Sea Asura God, wife has become pregnant. Tang San has a premonition that a crisis bigger than the Divine Realm’s internal conflict is about to arrive. What is this crisis? The Legend of the Divine Realm is set after Peerless Tang Sect and in this story, many familiar characters will appear once again.
Synopsis:Following the advancement of soul technology, the humans of Douluo Continent conquered the ocean and discovered two new continents. After being hunted by Soul Masters excessively, the soul beasts are nearly extinct. After countless years of lying dormant, the King of the Soul Beasts has awakened on the Great Star Dou Forest. It will lead its remaining clansmen in taking vengeance against humanity!
Tang Wulin is determined to become a powerful Soul Master. However, when he awakened his martial soul, it was actually a…
Incomparable talent. The battle of the Dragon King. The Legend of our Dragon King begins now.
Personal Recommendation: Skyfire Avenue
Skyfire Avenue is unique in the way Tang Jia San Shao approaches the story. Unlike his other novels, the main character in this novel starts off strong and there’s less focus on him powering up. Instead, the novel has much more world building and foreshadowing about the ultimate villain, similar to a western epic fantasy. Moreover, Tang Jia San Shao did a very good job in developing the setting and characters in the first few chapters through showing, and not telling, which is a major hurdle for many new readers to overcome. Finally, this novel not only has cultivation and super powers, but it also has mechas, which are awesome.
I personally recommend this novel to any fan of Tang Jia San Shao’s works, as it is in my opinion, the greatest work to date. This novel is even translated by an awesome translator here at Wuxia World, Xiao Lai. So go ahead and check it out!
He initially worked for China Central Television before switching into an IT company. In 2003, he was laid off.
In February 2004, he began writing his debut novel, Child of Light. In the August of 2004, he began writing his second novel, Mad God.
Nearly half a year later, he finished writing Mad God in the January of 2005. Following the success of Mad God, Tang Jia San Shao began writing his third novel in the March of 2005, The Kind Death God. A couple months later, Tang Jia San Shao became a contract writer at Qidian. He finished writing The Kind Death God in July. In the wake of The Kind Death God’s ending, he began writing I am the Sole Immortal in September of that year. December, 2005, marked the first physical publishing of one of his novels, Mad God.
In the February of 2006, he finished writing I am the Sole Immortal and also began writing Space Speedstar Hen. Four months later in June, 2006, The Kind Death God began publishing. A month later in July, he began writing Magic Chef of Ice and Fire. Space Speedstar Hen was finished in September at 1.8 million words.
Nearing the end of Magic Chef of Ice and Fire, Tang Jia San Shao began writing The Twelve Zodiac Guardian Gods in March, 2007. Two months later in May, his maiden series, Child of Light, also began publishing. A short month afterwards, Magic Chef of Ice and Fire began its first publication.
In January, 2008, he began writing Zither Emperor and its first publishing began three months later in May. At the end of 2008, in December, he began writing his flagship work, Douluo Dalu.
The Twelve Zodiac Guardian Gods began publishing in the June of 2009. In October, he received an invitation to the 2009 Frankfurt Book Fair. In December, he began writing Wine God.
Wine God began its first publishing seven months later in July, 2010. Following Wine God’s publishing, he began writing Heavenly Jewel Change in November.
Tang Jia San Shao’s flagship work, Douluo Dalu, began publishing in the October of 2011 and in the same month, Heavenly Jewel Change also began publishing. A month later in November, he began writing Divine Throne and its first publishing began shortly afterwards in the same month. Furthermore, on November 25th, 2011, he was elected as a committee member of the national China Writers Association (CWA). He also served as the Deputy Director of the Young Writer’s Association and the Director of the Internet Writer’s Committee which were both based in Beijing. Thus, he became the highest authority within the CWA as well as the number one internet author.
In the November of 2012, he began writing Peerless Tang Sect and was also the seventh time he was took the number one spot on the China’s Rich Internet Authors Ranking with an income of 33 million yuan in royalties. Peerless Tang Sect began publishing a month later in December.
On December 5th, 2013, Tang Jia San Shao once again ranked number as the richest internet author on the China’s Rich Internet Authors Ranking for the eighth time with an income of 26.5 million yuan in royalties. Shortly afterwards on December 20th, he was honored with the first National Oscar for fantasy literature.
Tang Jia San Shao ranked 87th on the 2014 Forbes China Celebrity List on May 4th, 2014. He was the only internet author to make it onto the list. Later in the year on December 12th, he began writing Skyfire Avenue and shortly afterwards on December 18th, he took the number one position as the richest internet author on the China’s Rich Internet Authors Ranking for the ninth time with an income of 50 million yuan from royalties.
A short month later, in January 2015, Skyfire Avenue began publishing. In February, he was honored as the “King of the Internet Authors” in China. He began writing Douluo Dalu: Legend of the Divine Realm in March, and it began publishing two months later in May. He was once again chosen as one of China’s celebrities on the Forbes China Celebrity List of 2015. This time, he took the 65th position. He finished writing Douluo Dalu: Legend of the Divine Realm in July.
Tang Jia San Shao began writing Douluo Dalu 3: The Legend of the Dragon King in January 2016, and in the same month, it also began publishing.
In October, 2010, Beijing Chinese Entertainment Co Ltd acquired the rights to adapt Wine God into an online game.
The Qidian Gaming Platform founded and based upon Douluo Dalu was released on the Exia Network in 2012.
In the July of 2013, Chengdu Science and Technology Company released the game adaptation of Heavenly Jewel Change. On December 19th, Huawei purchased 20% of First Wave Network Technology Co Ltd. In the same month on the 30th, Shengda Literature and Tang Jia San Shao declared in Beijing the co-founding of the first studio for internet author in China, the “Tang Studio.” With this, they opened up a new path for the development of the internet literature industry.
In August, 2014, the rights to adapt Douluo Dalu were purchased for 5 million yuan by Guangzhou Information Technology Co. Ltd. A month later in September, Zhonghong released the net game adaption of Divine Throne. On October 10th, Yiqiang Network and the Youzu Network released the net game adaptation of Peerless Tang Sect. In the same month on the 31st, Tang Jia San Shao established an independent company, Brilliants Realms Tang Sect Cultural Investment Co. Ltd.
In April, 2015, Shenzhen Top Wave Network Technology and Shanghai Day Network released the mobile game adaption of Magic Chef of Ice and Fire. A month later in May, Shenzhen Top Wave Network Technology collaborated with Shenzhen Cool Cow Interactive released a mobile game based on Tang Jia San Shao’s works called “Tang Sect World.” In the same month, Fantasy Culture Technologies purchased the rights to adapt Skyfire Avenue into an online game. In August, the game adaption rights for I am the Sole Immortal were purchased for 5 million yuan. Two months later in October, Perfect World released the mobile playing card game adaption of Douluo Dalu: Legend of the Divine Realm.
On December 25th, 2013, he began working at the Shanghai Visual Arts College as a professor with a specialty in internet literature.
In the June of 2009, he was invited to the first Fantasy Culture Festival at the Beijing University.
In January, 2010, he received an invitation to attend the “Myths” seminar.
In the April of 2011, he was invited to participate in the “Cool 6 Stars Guest Room” and in the same month on the 21st, he was invited to the “Three River Club Interview.”
In 2012, Heavenly Jewel Change, was acquired by the chairman of the Ciwen Media Group, Ma Zhong Jun.
In January, 2013, he was invited to participate the “Reading Enriches the Mind” event. Two months later in March, he was invited to the “Making Progress Everyday” show, which has also guest-starred many other all-star internet authors such as I Eat Tomatoes, Unending Potatoes, Skeleton Wizard, Liu Chenfeng, Tang Xin Tian and Zong Hao. In the same month, Chen Kun invited him to the enjoy a musical together. In July, he was involved in his autobiography mini-film, “Magnificent Literature Official Mini Film: Tang Jia San Shao.” At the end of the year in December, he attended the National Academy: My Oscar and was honored with the first National Oscar of 2013 for fantasy literature.
In November, 2014, he performed in the youth romance mini-film Undefeated Youth.
In February, 2015, it revealed that Douluo Dalu had been signed with China Television Media to film four Hollywood movies. The first movie is expected to release in 2018 and in September, he appeared in a mini-film for Douluo Dalu: Legend of the Divine Realm.
All of the novels written by Tang Jia San Shao have been officially published in physical formats. Mad God, The Death God, Magic Chef of Ice and Fire, Zither Emperor, Douluo Dalu, Divine Throne, Peerless Tang Sect, and Douluo Dalu: Legend of the Divine Realm have been adapted into a manhua.
- 2014: Top of the China’s Rich Internet Authors List for the 9th time
- 2013: Top of the China’s Rich Internet Authors List for the 8th time
- 2012: Top of the China’s Rich Internet Authors List for the 7th time
Forbes China Celebrity List
- 2015: Rank 65
- 2014: Rank 87
- December 20th, 2013: 1st 2013 Annual Fantasy Award Winner
China’s Internet Author King
- February 15th, 2015: 1st King of the Internet Authors
Guinness World Records
- 2012: 86 months of consecutive daily releases
Tang Jia San Shao can be considered one of the representatives of Chinese literature. Since 2004, he has been writing internet literature to this very day. He has already written more than 30 million words spread across 13 best-selling works. Thanks to his valuable literary works, he had gained both fame and a fortune. He has held the title as the richest internet author on the China’s Rich Internet Author List for over 10 years now. His annual income surpasses 10 million yuan. Furthermore, he serve as the Deputy Director of the Young Writer’s Association and the Director of the Internet Writer’s Committee. He also became the first internet author to be elected as a committee member of the China Writers Association. Tang Jia San Shao has created many top literary works. He is a diligent, intelligent and warm person who is very passionate about his work.
Disclaimer: A lot of this content was translated and adapted based off of the the baidu page on Tang Jia San Shao. There may be some inaccuracies.