Tiny Times 小时代 – 郭敬明 (Guo Jing Ming)

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This story takes place in the grand and stylish city of Shanghai. It tells the story from Lin Xiao’s perspective. From high school onwards, she develops very good and deep friendship with Gu Li, Nan Xian and Tang Wan Ru eventhough they all have different outlook on life values and personal goals. One after another, it chronicles their experiences which create huge changes in their friendship, love life and even family relationship. This story is a true portrayal of the current fashionable youngsters living in Shanghai.

The four of them who have been living together in the college dormitory must now start to search for work and begin a busy life as well as facing many life pressures and challenges. Compared to their peaceful and quiet college campus life, they are caught unprepared by the challenges ahead, not knowing how to face and make life choices in many matters.

At the beginning of the story, Lin Xiao, Gu Li, Nan Xian and Tang Wan Ru have just started college and continuing their strong friendship from high school days. Later, after each of them has experience real life, they start to change and grow up. Each of their boyfriends also has a variety of complex relationships and stories with other people, leading to many misunderstandings and jealousy. They continue to live with the lack of understandings between them, frequent quarrels and reconciliations. However all this is changing, changes in their surrounding environment is starting to change their outlook and value on life.

Facing all these radical changes, how could  they still hold on their attitude and value toward life and love?  How could they still create colorful  pages in their young life? They realize that in order to survive in the real world, they must endure all the growing pains and tests. They must keep faith in each other until they achieve success. The trilogy is the author’s keen observation of China’s culture and value system in the new century.

This is a generation with shining dream, also a generation with frozen dream;
This is the worst of time, but also the best. This is our Tiny Times.

[Ebook 1] [E2] [E3] [E2 – English Translation][Drama] [Tiểu thời đại]


[Audiobook Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3][Movie with English Subtitles] [Movie 2]


[Manhua] [Manhua Preview]


1.5: [Manhua Chapter 1 & 2] [Chapter 5][Chapter 6] [Vol2 Chapter 7] [Vol 4]


2.5: [Chapter 1] [Chapter 2] [Vol 3] [Others]


12 Responses

  1. Cloudandsea
    Cloudandsea July 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm |

    Hi! I am really interested in this movie. Surprisingly, I think there is a drama on this novel starring Yang Mi too.

    Anyway, I was wondering if this novel is really good. I watched Kang Xi Lai Le and apparently thus novel has topped the charts in Taiwan. And the novel author is a short but REALLY RICH young man. Inspiring story!! Looks are not everything. Haha.

  2. cloudandsea
    cloudandsea August 2, 2013 at 4:18 pm |

    Haha peanuts! I still can’t use that link but I finally found a website after 3 attempts. >< http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_t1A8KxXl4 quality is good also! I think the story didn't flow really well but I like the poems (?) that Guo Jingming wrote.

  3. atsu-chan
    atsu-chan August 5, 2013 at 12:47 pm |

    Oh goodness!! Thank you so much Peanuts!! I’ve been out of the country for the past month but I’m back now! And this just makes my day! I owe you a long email very soon!

  4. lam
    lam September 1, 2013 at 7:08 pm |

    hi, I’ve just recently came across this movie and found out that it is actually from the book series… could you pls tell me if I can find the book but in english somewhere? 🙁

  5. Han
    Han April 16, 2014 at 10:23 pm |

    Hi! I recently came across the movie and would be interested in reading the books (attempting to improve my Chinese!). Just wondering, are there both books and manga for the Tiny Times series? I also have a couple of questions about the books, if you don’t mind: How many books are there in total (as in the complete series)? Also, any idea where I can get them online? I’m currently living in UK and it’s really difficult to get hold of any Chinese books here 🙁


  6. Han
    Han April 17, 2014 at 7:08 pm |

    Thanks Peanuts! 🙂

  7. Anna Garofalo
    Anna Garofalo September 5, 2015 at 2:33 pm |

    Tiny Times 1 english translation please T.T

  8. Kate - skimmedmilkdrama
    Kate - skimmedmilkdrama November 16, 2015 at 4:58 am |

    Hi, I’m starting the english translation for this novel on my blog. Do check it out 🙂 If anyone wants to help in the translation, just mail me. I’m very welcoming 😛

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