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The Resource Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt

Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt

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Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories
Title
Remembering 1942
Title remainder
and other Chinese stories
Statement of responsibility
Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"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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Liu, Zhenyun
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Chinese
LC call number
PL2879.C376
LC item number
A2 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
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  • Goldblatt, Howard
  • Lin, Sylvia Li-chun
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  • Liu, Zhenyun
  • Liu, Zhenyun
  • China
  • China
  • Manners and customs
  • Social conditions
  • China
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Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Tofu -- College -- Office -- Officials -- Recruits -- Remembering 1942
Control code
ocn959666479
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781628727128
Lccn
2016034051
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Remembering 1942 : and other Chinese stories, Liu Zhenyun ; translated by Sylvia Li-chun Lin and Howard Goldblatt
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tofu -- College -- Office -- Officials -- Recruits -- Remembering 1942
Control code
ocn959666479
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781628727128
Lccn
2016034051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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