"The garden at Number 711" was writer Yan Lianke's "Walden Pond." This address was admired and envied by many. As Walden, it is serene and idyllic. And it is the last bastion of nature in stark contrast to the bustling Beijing. Although the developer had all the permits but the government tagged it as an illegal construction out of the blue. Yan has no choice but to move within a few days. These essays from this reluctant resident of "The garden at Number 711" is a testimonial and nostalgia to the loss. In Traditional Chinese. Annotation copyright Tsai Fong Books, Inc. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.