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Chairman Mao would not be amused : fiction from today's China

Author: Howard Goldblatt
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Twenty stories by Chinese writers as they break free of the grip of uniformity which held them for over four decades. The stories include Can Xue's The Summons, on the last days of a murderer, Su Tong's The Brothers Shu, on male rivalry for a woman, and A String of Choices, which is a satirical look at Chinese health care by Wang Meng, a deposed minister of culture.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Howard Goldblatt
ISBN: 080211573X 9780802115737 0802134491 9780802134493
OCLC Number: 31900250
Description: xiii, 321 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: First person / Shi Tiesheng --
The field / Hong Ying --
The brothers Shu / Su Tong --
A string of choices / Wang Meng --
Sham marriage / Li Rui --
The day I got to Xi'an / Duo Duo --
Sunshine between the lips / Chen Ran --
Grass on the rooftop / Li Xiao --
The past and the punishments / Yu Hua --
The cure / Mo Yan --
Green Earth Mother / Ai Bei --
When I think of you late at night, there's nothing I can do / Cao Naiqian --
The summons / Can Xue --
The ancestor / Bi Feiyu --
Moonlight over the field of ghosts / Yang Zhengguang --
Remembering Mr. Wu You / Ge Fei --
Footsteps on the roof / Chen Cun --
Willow waist / Chi Li --
The sleeping lion / Kong Jiesheng --
Fritter Hollow chronicles / Wang Xiangfu.
Responsibility: edited by Howard Goldblatt.

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Twenty stories by Chinese writers as they break free of the grip of uniformity which held them for over four decades. The stories include Can Xue's The Summons, on the last days of a murderer, Su Tong's The Brothers Shu, on male rivalry for a woman, and A String of Choices, which is a satirical look at Chinese health care by Wang Meng, a deposed minister of culture.

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