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  • Release Date : 2011-12-12
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (287 Download)

Read and Download Mo Yan book Big Breasts and Wide Hips in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBig Breasts and Wide Hips. This book was released on 2011-12-12 with total page 552 pages. Book excerpt: In his latest novel, Mo Yan—arguably China’s most important contemporary literary voice—recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum. In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women, with the female body serving as the book’s central metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900 and married at seventeen into the Shangguan family. She has nine children, only one of whom is a boy—the narrator of the book. A spoiled and ineffectual child, he stands in stark contrast to his eight strong and forceful female siblings. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman who risks her life to save several of her children and grandchildren. The writing is picturesque, bawdy, shocking, and imaginative. The structure draws on the essentials of classical Chinese formalism and injects them with extraordinarily raw and surprising prose. Each of the seven chapters represents a different time period, from the end of the Qing dynasty up through the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years. Now in a beautifully bound collectors edition, this stunning novel is Mo Yan’s searing vision of twentieth-century China.

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  • Publisher : Cambria Press
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Read and Download Howard Yuen Fung Choy book Remapping the Past in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRemapping the Past. This book was released on 2008 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: This study investigates how writers of Deng Xiaopinga (TM)s China undermined the grand narrative of official history by rewriting the past. It showcases fictions of history by eleven Chinese, Muslim and Tibetan authors in terms of spatial schemes of fictional historiography.

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Read and Download Carlos Rojas book Reading China Against the Grain in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading China Against the Grain. This book was released on 2020-10-28 with total page 238 pages. Book excerpt: Through an analysis of a wide array of contemporary Chinese literature from inside and outside of China, this volume considers some of the ways in which China and Chineseness are understood and imagined. Using the central theme of the way in which literature has the potential to both reinforce and to undermine a national imaginary, the volume contains chapters offering new perspectives on well-known authors, from Jin Yucheng to Nobel Prize winning Mo Yan, as well as chapters focusing on authors rarely included in discussions of contemporary Chinese literature, such as the expatriate authors Larissa Lai and Xiaolu Guo. The volume is complemented by chapters covering more marginalized literary figures throughout history, such as Macau-born poet Yiling, the Malaysian-born novelist Zhang Guixing, and the ethnically Korean author Kim Hak-ch’ŏl. Invested in issues ranging from identity and representation, to translation and grammar, it is one of the few publications of its kind devoting comparable attention to authors from Mainland China, authors from Manchuria, Macau, and Taiwan, and throughout the global Chinese diaspora. Reading China Against the Grain: Imagining Communities is a rich resource of literary criticism for students and scholars of Chinese studies, sinophone studies, and comparative literature

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  • Release Date : 2020-08-24
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.6/5 (641 Download)

Read and Download Stephen Ling book Prodigal Son in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TProdigal Son. This book was released on 2020-08-24 with total page 238 pages. Book excerpt: In this coming-of-age novel, David Chen Long, son of a wealthy Chinese family, studies English in college in the hope of working for an international company or in the diplomatic service overseas. His Chinese American professor, Professor Wang, introduces him to the excitement of American culture. His extracurricular activities distract him from his studies: “I wished I had paid more attention to my books and professors than to my endless pursuits of leisure and pleasure and sex. To Professor Wang, I am a playboy, a prodigal son, with questionable morality and wasteful spending on drinks, girls, sex, travels and hotels.” He attempts to be a responsible adult, pursuing his ambitions to go abroad and satisfying the expectations of his caring family. “PRODIGAL SON is a fiction but reads like a real story. A must read!” - Dr. Henry You Li, University of Canterbury, New Zealand “An exciting first novel about a rich but decadent youth in modern China.” - Dr. Alex Qi Song, Harvard University, USA

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  • Release Date : 2014-07-06
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Genre : Science
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (123 Download)

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  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (766 Download)

Read and Download Yuwu Song book Biographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBiographical Dictionary of the People’s Republic of China. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 452 pages. Book excerpt: This biographical dictionary is an indispensable research tool for information about the prominent persons of the past seven decades in China. The book documents nearly 600 Chinese individuals who contributed, for better or worse, to the development of Chinese life and culture since the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. Though the book is weighted toward political figures, it includes persons in business, the military, academia, medicine, social movements, the arts, entertainment and athletics. In addition to an objective description of the person’s life, an analysis is provided that identifies the individual’s contributions and importance.

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Download Mo And Me: I Challenge Mo Yan To A Novel Marathon PDF
  • Release Date : 2014-05-02
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.3/5 (121 Download)

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