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Author: Helmut Martin; Jeffrey C Kinkley; Jin Ba
Publisher: Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, ©1992.
Series: Studies on modern China.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
The author of the pioneering history of the deaf When the Mind Hears now continues his advocacy for the deaf community with a hard-hitting, provocative new book. The Mask of Benevolence is at once a deeply moving celebration of the unique manual language and culture of the modern deaf community, a scathing indictment of the heedlessness and hypocrisies of many of its hearing "benefactors," and an expose of the ways

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Genre/Form: Biography
Translations into English
Anthologies Traductions anglaises
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Modern Chinese writers.
Armonk, NY : M.E. Sharpe, ©1992
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helmut Martin; Jeffrey C Kinkley; Jin Ba
ISBN: 0873328167 9780873328166 0873328175 9780873328173
OCLC Number: 24376024
Notes: Translation of a selection of short autobiographical essays by different Chinese authors.
Description: xliv, 380 pages : portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Literature from the People's Republic. Historical blunders. The enigmatic laughter of insanity : a modern love story / Wang Ruowang --
A written testimonial : about the Cultural Revolution / Feng Jicai --
I am not Solzhenitsyn : from an eyewitness of the labor camps / Cong Wiixi --
On behalf of humanism : the confession of a former leftist / Dai Houying. Literature from the People's Republic. Further victims of politics in the eighties. Against those who wield the scissors : a plea for an end to censorship / Wu Zuguang --
China's contemporary literature : reaching out to the world and to the future / Bai Hua --
Reflections in the hot springs of Hakone : China, our impoverished, trouble-ridden motherland / Liu Xinwu. Literature from the People's Republic. Patterns of the new literature. Banished to Xinjiang, Or, About bestial hatred of literature / Wang Meng --
Novels strangled in the cradle : my senseless literary battles / Chen Rong --
Spokesman for a victimized generation : can there be progress after "midlife"? / Lu Wenfu --
After twenty years of silence we lick our wounds : our battle for a place in world literature / Zhang Xianliang. Literature from the People's Republic. Accounts of rural realities. Thrusts of violent creativity : "I returned with my hands empty and shame on my face" / Gao Xiaosheng --
The slow maturation of my craft : tea in cold water steeps slowly / Gu Hua --
Life is changing, even in hilly Shangzhou / Jia Pingwa. Literature from the People's Republic. Rising in protest : a new generation. The first half of my life : a boy from the city struggling for survival in far-away Yunnan / Zhong Acheng. Literature from the People's Republic. Against complacency : women writers. The boat I steer : a study in perseverance / Zhang Jie --
Needed : a spirit of courageous self-examination / Wang Anyi. Literature from the People's Republic. Documentary literature. Is reportage to be excluded from the realm of literature? : the function of warning bells / Liu Binyan --
A "Bengal tigress" interviews herself : a panorama of our times from within / Zhang Xinxin. Literature from the People's Republic. The search for "roots". After the "literature of the wounded" : local cultures, roots, maturity, and fatigue / Han Shaogong. Literature from the People's Republic. Combining past and present. We must not forget our historical roots : popular literature, Peking opera, and modern prose / Wang Zengqi. Literature from the People's Republic. An abrupt end to PRC literature of the eighties. The "June 4 syndrome" : spiritual and ideological schizophrenia / Zhang Xinxin. Without a regime or regimen : entertainment fiction. Adventure novels. Against the authors of "foreign books in Chinese language" : an interview with China's most popular writer of adventure novels / Jin Yong. Chinese literature from Taiwan. Modernists and semi-émigrés. The Chinese student movement abroad : exiled writers in the New World / Bai Xianyong --
On the miseries of writers in American exile : sanitized versions for Taiwan, Hing Kong, and the People's Republic / Chen Ruoxi --
Such a symphony of written characters one must not allow to disperse / Wang Wenxing. Chinese literature from Taiwan. The native realists : black humor and other experiments. How love scatters : on the publication of the first collection of my works / Qideng Sheng --
Father's writings have been republished : or, The sexuality of women students in a Tabei bookstore / Huang Chunming --
Things Chinese and foreign, ancient and modern : an absurd comedy / Wang Zhenhe. Chinese literature from Taiwan. Ideologists. Against Taiwan's "orphan mentality" : the author as his own critic / Chen Yingzhen --
Native literature as a stimulus for social change : from a writing career to political activism / Wang Tuo. Chinese literature from Taiwan. Alienation, withdrawal, and dissent. Cold ashes in the heart : the tragedy of Taiwanese literature / Song Zelai --
Concern about the native land : on the taking of a pseudonym / Lin Shuangbu. Chinese literature from Taiwan. New generations. From Tabei's suburbs : into the hubbub of Taiwan's economic miracle / Huang Fan --
Protest of a woman author against reckless accusations : another self-interview, this time from Taibei / Li Ang --
Vanished virility : stories--my last returning castle / Wu Jinfa. The Republican era revisited. Changing times. Suppressed furor against foreign troops : an unwritten novel and a play about the Boxer uprising / Lao She --
A literary outcry : awakening from unconsciousness / Lu Xun --
My J'accuse against this moribund system : notes on a crumbling landlord clan of wstern Sichuan / Ba Jin --
Shanghai's silk industry : world economic crisis, workers, and civil war / Mao Dun. The Republican era revisited. New forms of self-consciousness. Fiction and society : changes and continuities in mass audiences / Shen Congwen --
International Shanghai, 1941 : coffee house chat about sexual intimacy and the childlike charm of the Japanese / Zhang Ailing --
Foolish dreams : like a blind person going fishing / Ding Ling --
Early autobiographical fragments : a young sojourner in a foreign land / Yu Dafu.
Series Title: Studies on modern China.
Responsibility: Helmut Martin and Jeffrey Kinkley, editors ; Ba Jin [and others] and thirty-three others.


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