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Author: Ha Jin
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[In this novel, the author] deepens his portrait of contemporary Chinese society while exploring the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan who is also engaged to Yang's daughter has been assigned to care for him. What at first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ha Jin
OCLC Number: 52106886
Notes: Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002. 1st ed.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Ha Jin.

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[In this novel, the author] deepens his portrait of contemporary Chinese society while exploring the perennial conflicts between convention and individualism, integrity and pragmatism, loyalty and betrayal. Professor Yang, a respected teacher of literature at a provincial university, has had a stroke, and his student Jian Wan who is also engaged to Yang's daughter has been assigned to care for him. What at first seems a simple if burdensome duty becomes treacherous when the professor begins to rave: pleading with invisible tormentors, denouncing his family, his colleagues, and a system in which a scholar is just a piece of meat on a cutting board. Are these just manifestations of illness, or is Yang spewing up the truth? And can the dutiful Jian avoid being irretrievably compromised? For in a China convulsed by the Tiananmen uprising, those who hear the truth are as much at risk as those who speak it. At once nuanced and fierce, earthy and humane, [the novel] is further evidence of [the author's] narrative gifts.-Dust jacket.

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