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Dai, Sijie 1954-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 833 publications in 27 languages and 11,387 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Prison films  Short stories  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Restager , Film editor, Interviewee, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PQ2664.A437, 843.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sijie Dai
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Book )

269 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 21 languages and held by 4,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

75 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beguiling and ambitious, this new novel by the author of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, is ostensibly a search for an ancient text, and a love story. But beneath that is a haunting tale about language and identity, about the shifting layers of history under the confusing surface of Chinese life and politics, with a final Buddhist twist. A young French woman in Peking in the late 1970s interprets between Chinese professors and Bertolucci for his film The Last Emperor. Afterwards, she follows a disgruntled old professor who tells her about a text believed to be taken directly from Buddha's teachings and inscribed on silk cloth centuries ago. It was written in a now-dead language called Tumchooq (coincidentally, the name of a young Chinese man she has just met), so beautiful in its simplicity it is almost impossible to render accurately in translation. Puyi, the last emperor and last owner of this relic, allegedly tore the silk in two with his teeth while being flown to Manchuria by the Japanese, and threw the fragments from the plane. Only half of the mutilated manuscript was recovered, and the reader, like the narrator, must wait till the end of the novel to discover the rest. When the complete text is finally pieced together, its message is devastatingly simple, and all the more poignant because it has taken such sacrifice and effort to decipher. Comprising ancient texts and fables, stories within stories, and a young man's desperate search for his father's legacy, this brilliant novel, covering almost a century of China's history, has the modernity and tenderness of the film, Lost in Translation
Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise = Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Visual )

78 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1970s during the later stages of China's Cultural Revolution, two city-bred teenage best friends are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education
Mr. Muo's travelling couch by Sijie Dai( Book )

79 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's over ten years since Muo has visited his native China. He's been in Paris, exploring his subconscious and devouring the works of Freud and Lacan. But he knew the idyll couldn't last. When Muo hears that his his first great love has been thrown into a Chinese jail for selling a newspaper article to the foreign press, he feels he must rush home and rescue her. He returns to a China where everyone is corruptible, provided you find the right bribe. Sadly, the $10,000 Muo offers Judge Di to free his beloved aren't enough. The judge, tired of cash and cars, orders Muo to bring him a virgin girl to satisfy his sexual predilection for the unsullied. Thus begins a series of hilarious adventures as Muo goes in search of a virgin, setting himself up as an itinerant interpreter of dreams and losing his own virginity in the process
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Recording )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During Mao Tse-Tong's "Cultural Revolution," intellectuals, doctors, lawyers and their children were sent to remote and primitive areas of China to be "re-educated." The narrator of this book and his friend Luo are both children of doctors who are undergoing their "re-education." Their sole distraction is the beautiful daughter of the local tailer. But then they discover a hidden cache of Western literature in Chinese translation, and they are transported to worlds they thought they would never see again
Mr. Muo's travelling couch by Sijie Dai( Recording )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to introduce the blessings of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China. But it is his hidden purpose--to liberate his university sweetheart, now a political prisoner--that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di. The price of the Communist bureaucrat's clemency? A virgin maiden. And so our middle-aged hero Muo, a Westernized romantic and sexual innocent himself, sets off on his bicycle in search of a suitable girl. Muo's quest will take him from a Chengdu mortuary to a rural panda habitat, from an insane asylum to the haunts of the marauding Lolo people. Along the way, he will lose a tooth, his virginity, and his once unshakable faith in psychoanalytic insight. But his quixotic idealism will not waver, even as he comes to see that the chivalrous heart may have room for more than one true love
L'acrobatie aérienne de Confucius : [roman] by Sijie Dai( Book )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'empereur de Chine règne en 1521 ... il est, en toutes circonstances, flanqué de quatre sosies, quatre hommes exactement conformes à lui-même ... Ils forment la Quinte souveraine ... Un jour ..., en butin d'une bataille ... la Quinte souveraine reçoit quatre trophées: un couple de rhinocéros, un éléphant, et 'une créature muette, noire de la tête aux pieds à l'exception du blanc des yeux, une espèce jamais repérée.' Présage funeste? Défi céleste? Ce butin hors normes déclenche mille péripéties rocambolesques, plaçant l'Empire et son plus haut représentant sous l'imminence de la catastrophe. ... Un conte virtuose de fantaisie et de comique."--Publisher's Web site
Trois vies chinoises by Sijie Dai( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trois vies chinoises: Un gamin de treize ans, atteint d'une maladie rare qui lui donne l'aspect d'un petit vieux, est acheté par le directeur de la cantine d'une prison. Une jeune fille, encore lycéenne, est convaincue de la culpabilité de son père, gardien d'un réservoir d'eau, dans la disparition de sa mère. Une ancienne forgeronne ranime son fourneau pour fabriquer une chaîne de fer qui attachera son fils à un arbre. Ces trois vies parallèles se déroulent simultanément, dans un même lieu: l'étrangement nommée île de la Noblesse. Un décor gigantesque, digne d'un film de science-fiction, où affluent les déchets et matériels électriques de tout un pays, la Chine moderne, l'atelier du monde. Ces trois histoires, aux images brutales et fulgurantes, s'imposent par leur force poétique et leur paradoxale liberté"--Page 4 of cover
Niu peng = Chine, ma douleur = China, my sorrow( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self
Zhi wu yuan = Les filles du botaniste by Sijie Dai( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Chinese and French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 80's of China, all the taboos are not lifted. Min, a young orphan, departs to intern with a renowned botanist living on an island that has turned into a glorious garden. The botanist's daughter, An, joyfully welcomes the arrival of Min. It is not long before the two young women see their friendship develop into an attraction that is disturbing, sensual and prohibited. Unable to separate, An and Min devise a dangerous arrangement to continue to share the same roof
Chine, ma douleur by Sijie Dai( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self
Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise by Sijie Dai( Recording )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chine, années 70. La Révolution culturelle a exilé dans la montagne deux lycéens citadins: le narrateur et son ami Luo. Ils devront être rééduqués par les paysans mineurs! La vie est rude et laborieuse, heureusement éclaircie par la beauté de la Petite Tailleuse, jusqu'au jour où ils découvrent que le Binoclard a enfreint la loi en cachant chez lui une valise pleine de livres! Car Balzac est un réconfort, un bonheur, un trésor! Et les livres, une bénédiciton!
Balzac und die kleine chinesische Schneiderin ein Film von Dai Sijie( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China 1971. Im Zuge der Kulturrevolution werden der 18-jährige Lou und der 17-jährige Ma zur Umerziehung aufs Land geschickt. Bei harter körperlicher Arbeit sollen sie den Einfluss ihrer bourgeoisen Familien kompensieren. Kultur ist verpönt, Bücher gelten als Feinde der Revolution. Als die jungen Männer auf die Tochter des Schneiders treffen, verlieben sich beide in sie. Die Dorfschönheit ist von vielen begehrt, doch Ma und Luo entdecken einen Schlüssel zu ihrem Herzen: Die wissbegierige Analphabetin hungert nach Literatur und Geschichten. Ma und Luo gelangen in Besitz eines verbotenen Romans von Balzac. Die Liebesgeschichte verändert ihr Leben
Xiao cai feng = The little Chinese seamstress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in China during the Cultural Revolution, the film tells the story of three people who hatch an amorous and literary plot through the medium of literary classics by Flaubert, Dumas, Tolstoy and Balzac, that they have to read in secret
Die Töchter des chinesischen Gärtners( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Waise Min will bei einem berühmten Botaniker studieren. Der lebt zurückgezogen auf einer Insel mit seiner Tochter An, die begeistert ist, endlich Gesellschaft zu bekommen. Aus der Freundschaft der Mädchen wächst eine Liebe, die in der chinesischen Gesellschaft nicht geduldet wird
Ba er zha ke yu xiao cai feng = The little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fa sheng zai qi shi nian dai zhong guo si chuan de gu shi:liang ge shao nian hao you,yin jia ting bei jing shu fan dong fen zi,bei song dao pian yuan shan qu feng huang shan jie shou zai jie yu.ta men yu jian le qing chun yang yi,mei li que mei you wen hua de xiao cai feng(zhou xun shi),ta de mei li ke ren ling ta men qing bu zi jin.liang ren nian shao qi sheng,wei bei shan qu de pin ji cuo zhe,yi mao xian lai ku zhong zuo le .ta men sheng huo zhong wei yi de le qu bian shi tou kan xiang zi li de jin shu--ba er zha ke.liang ren tong shi zhui qiu mei li de xiao cai feng,er xiao cai feng ye cong ta men tou kan de jin shu--ba er zha ke xiao shuo ji zhong kui jian le kai qi xin ling de shu guang.ta ke wang neng fei chu feng bi de kong jian,jing yan qian suo wei jian de shi jie.wai mian de shi jie ba ta men gei mi huo,zhan ling shen zhi zheng fu le,you qi chen zui zai guan yu nu ren ,guan yu ai qing,guan yu xing ai de shen mi shi jie li
Balzac y la joven costurera china( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la china comunista un muchacho conocerá la
Balzac en het Chinese naaistertje by Sijie Dai( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omdat hun vaders politiek verdacht zijn, worden twee achttienjarige Chinese jongens tijdens de Culturele Revolutie voor heropvoeding naar het platteland gestuurd
Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise by Freddy Nadolny Poustochkine( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yong sheng shu = Yongsheng tree by Sijie Dai( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Chinese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu zhu ren gong yong sheng cong chu sheng,Cheng zhang zhi dao lao nian de yi sheng,Shi jian yi zhi yan xu dao xin shi qi.Qi jian jing guo jin xian dai de zhu duo zhong yao shi qi,Chuan cha zhe hen duo li ru ge shao zhei yang fei chang zhong guo hua de ren wen yi shu,Ju you bu tong yi ban,Ling ren yan qian yi liang de duo ge qi yi qing jing yu gu shi,Biao xian chu le dui zhong guo chuan tong wen hua de xi ai yu jing yi,Shi lei si jia zu xiao shuo zhong
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise = Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
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Once on a moonless nightBalzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise = Balzac and the little Chinese seamstressMr. Muo's travelling couchBalzac and the little Chinese seamstressMr. Muo's travelling couch
Alternative Names
Dài, S?jíé

Dai, Si-jie

Dai Si-jie 1954-....

Dai, Sidzje 1954-

Dai, Sijie

Dai, Sijie 1954-

Dai Sijie Chinees filmregisseur

Dai Sijie Chinese–French author, screenwriter and film director

Dai Sijie chinesisch-französischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Dai Sijie scrittore e regista cinese

Đới Tư Kiệt

Sidzje, Dai 1954-

Sīǧī, Dāy 1954-

Sijie, Dai.

Sijie Dai 1954-....

Ssu-chieh, Tai 1954-

Tai, Ssu-chieh 1954-

Дай Сыцзе

דאי, סיג’י 1954-

דאי, סיג'י 1954-

סיג׳י, דאי 1954-

داي سيجي

ไต้ ซื่อเจี๋ย

다이 시지에 1954-

재사걸 1954-

ダイ, シージェ

ダイ・シージエ

戴, 思杰

戴 思杰 1954-....

戴思杰

戴思杰 1954-

戴思傑 在仏華僑の映画監督、小説家

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