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Lovell, Julia 1975-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 6,298 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Biography  Short stories  Satire  Music  Personal narratives  Experimental fiction 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Interviewee
Classifications: PL2852.W424, 895.1352
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Publications about Julia Lovell
Publications by Julia Lovell
Most widely held works about Julia Lovell
 
Most widely held works by Julia Lovell
The Great Wall : China against the world, 1000 BC-AD 2000 by Julia Lovell( Book )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
A new and important history of the epic story of the Great Wall of China that guides the reader through the conquests and cataclysms of the Chinese empire, from the second millennium BC to present day. Over 2,200 years old and 4,300 miles long, the Great Wall of China has made an overwhelmingly confident physical statement about the country it spans: China's age-old sense of being an advanced civilization anxious to draw a clear line between itself and the barbarians at its borders. But behind the Wall's intimidating exterior - and the myths that have clustered around it - is a complex history that has both defined and undermined China. It is this history that Julia Lovell explores in her enthralling book. The Great Wall is an epic tale that stretches over two millennia as it follows the rise and fall of the great Chinese ruling dynasties. Full of astonishing details and extraordinary characters from emperors to engineers, statesmen to soldiers this is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand China's past, present, and future
I love dollars and other stories of China by Wen Zhu( Computer File )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,343 libraries worldwide
"In five richly imaginative novellas and a short story, Zhu Wen depicts the violence, chaos, and dark comedy of China in the post-Mao era. A frank reflection of the seamier side of his nation's increasingly capitalist society, Zhu Wen's fiction offers an audaciously plainspoken account of the often hedonistic individualism that is feverishly taking root. Set against the mundane landscapes of contemporary China-a worn Yangtze River vessel, cheap diners, a failing factory, a for-profit hospital operating by dated socialist norms-Zhu Wen's stories zoom in on the often tragicomic minutiae of everyday life in this fast-changing country. With subjects ranging from provincial mafiosi to nightmarish families and oppressed factory workers, his claustrophobic narratives depict a spiritually bankrupt society, periodically rocked by spasms of uncontrolled violence. For example, I Love Dollars, a story about casual sex in a provincial city whose caustic portrayal of numb disillusionment and cynicism, caused an immediate sensation in the Chinese literary establishment when it was first published. The novella's loose, colloquial voice and sharp focus on the indignity and iniquity of a society trapped between communism and capitalism showcase Zhu Wen's exceptional ability to make literary sense of the bizarre, ideologically confused amalgam that is contemporary China."--Publisher's description
A dictionary of Maqiao by Shaogong Han( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 608 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the author's experiences growing up in a small village in rural China during the Cultural Revolution
Serve the people! by Lianke Yan( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Set in 1967, at the peak of the Mao cult, Serve the people is a story about the forbidden love affair between Liu Lian, the young, pretty wife of a powerful division commander in Communist China, and her household's lowly servant, Wu Dawang
The real story of Ah-Q and other tales of China : the complete fiction of Lu Xun by Xun Lu( Book )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Lu Xun is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, an is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. This new translation presents some of Lu Xun's best known short stories, including 'The Real Story of Ah-Q' and 'Diary of a Madman'
Sky burial by Xinran( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 292 libraries worldwide
Lust, caution : the story by Ailing Zhang( Book )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
An espionage thriller set against the backdrop of World War II Shanghai recounts the relationship between Mr. Yee, a powerful political figure, and Wang Chia-chih, a young woman who is swept up in a perilous game of emotional intrigue with Mr. Yee
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan : More Stories of China by Wen Zhu( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, infuriating communist factories, and the victims of China's economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. This new collection of short fiction establishes Zhu Wen as that rare creature among Chinese writers today: an author with both a fearless grasp of the chaotic violence of capitalist-Communist China and a sense of humor. In?The Football Fan," readers fall in with an intriguingly unreliable narrator who may or may not have killed his elde
Ya pian zhan zheng = The Opium War : drugs, dreams and the making of China by Julia Lovell( Book )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"'On the outside, [the foreigners] seem intractable, but inside they are cowardly... Although there have been a few ups-and-downs, the situation as a whole is under control.' In October 1839, a few months after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner, Lin Zexu, dispatched these confident words to his emperor, a Cabinet meeting in Windsor voted to fight Britain's first Opium War (1839-42) with China. The conflict turned out to be rich in tragicomedy: in bureaucratic fumblings, military missteps, political opportunism and collaboration. Yet over the past hundred and seventy years, this strange tale of misunderstanding, incompetence and compromise has become the founding myth of modern Chinese nationalism: the start of China's heroic struggle against a Western conspiracy to destroy the country with opium and gunboat diplomacy. Beginning with the dramas of the war itself, Julia Lovell explores its background, causes and consequences... The Opium War is both the story of modern China--starting from this first conflict with the West--and an analysis of the country's contemporary self-image. It explores how China's national myths mould its interactions with the outside world, how public memory is spun to serve the present, and how delusion and prejudice on both sides have bedevilled its relationship with the modern West."--book jacket
The politics of cultural capital : China's quest for a Nobel Prize in literature by Julia Lovell( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Lust, caution and other stories by Ailing Zhang( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
In 1940s' Shanghai, Jiazhi's life is a front. A patriotic student radical, her mission is to seduce a powerful employee of the occupying government and lead him to the assassin's bullet. But she begins to wonder if she can coldly take Mr Yi to his death. Or is she beginning to fall in love with him?
The Great Wall : China against the world 1000 BC - 2000 AD by Julia Lovell( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
This book looks behind the modern mythology of the Great Wall to uncover a 3000-year history far more fragmented and far less straightforwardly illustrious than its crowds of visitors imagine. The story of the Wall winds through that of the Chinese state and of the frontier policy that defined it, through the lives of the millions of individuals who supported, criticized, built and attacked it. It is time to see the Wall less as it is now - a great tourist attraction, an impressive piece of engineering - and more as it has been throughout its monumental history: a symbol that reveals China's sense of itself, and of the outside world
The opium war by Julia Lovell( Book )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
China witness : voices from a silent generation by Xinran( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
An extraordinary work of oral history that illuminates the diverse ways in which the Chinese perceive and understand their own modern history
Hemelvlucht by Xinran( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Dutch and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Als een jonge Chinese vrouw in 1958 het bericht krijgt dat haar man in Tibet is omgekomen, gelooft ze dat niet en vertrekt zelf naar Tibet voor een zoektocht die meer dan dertig jaar zal duren
Die Grosse Mauer : China gegen den Rest der Welt, 1000 v. Chr. - 2000 n. Chr by Julia Lovell( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ya pian zhan zheng = The Opium War : drugs, dreams and the making of China by Julia Lovell( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Achter de Chinese muur : geschiedenis van China's isolement : 1000 v.C.-2000 n.C. by Julia Lovell( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 33 libraries worldwide
Politieke geschiedenis van China, verteld aan de hand van de bouw van de Chinese muur (muren)
La Gran Muralla : China contra el mundo (1000 a.C.-2000 d.C.) by Julia Lovell( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 15 libraries worldwide
I love dollars et autres nouvelles de la Chine profonde by Wen Zhu( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Les autorités chinoises actuelles doivent rire jaune à propos de ce recueil de six nouvelles humoristiques qui décrivent bien le malaise de ce pays communiste. Postface contextante. [SDM]
 
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Lovell, Julia
Languages
English (102)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
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