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Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories

Author: Zhenyun Liu; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-Chun Lin
Publisher: New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary people struggling against the obstacles--bureaucratic, economic, and personal--that life presents. The six exquisite stories that comprise this collection range from an exploration of office politics  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Liu, Zhenyun.
Remembering 1942.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2016
(DLC) 2016045269
Named Person: Zhenyun Liu; Zhenyun Liu
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zhenyun Liu; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-Chun Lin
ISBN: 9781628727128 1628727128
OCLC Number: 959666479
Language Note: Translated from the Chinese.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Tofu --
College --
Office --
Officials --
Recruits --
Remembering 1942.
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Howard Goldblatt ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin.

Abstract:

"The bestselling and award-winning author of novels satirizing contemporary China, Liu Zhenyun is also renowned for his short stories. Remembering 1942 showcases six of his best, featuring a diverse cast of ordinary people struggling against the obstacles--bureaucratic, economic, and personal--that life presents. The six exquisite stories that comprise this collection range from an exploration of office politics unmoored by an unexpected gift to the tale of a young soldier attempting to acclimate to his new life as a student and the story of a couple struggling to manage the demands of a young child. Another, about petty functionaries trying to solve a mystery of office intrigue, reads like a survival manual for Chinese bureaucracy. The masterful title story explores the legacy of the drought and famine that struck Henan Province in 1942, tracing its echoes in one man's personal journey through war and revolution and into the present. Each story is rich in wit, insight, and empathy, and together they bring into focus the realities of China's past and present, evoking clearly and mordantly the often Kafkaesque circumstances of contemporary life in the world's most populous nation"--

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