China: A Traveler's Literary Companion

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Kirk A. Denton
Whereabouts Press, 2008 - Fiction - 231 pages
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Whether revealing small-town superstitions or exposing Beijing’s underworld, these works of literary fiction offer insights to modern China and its myriad of social, cultural, and human concerns. An expansive country, China is made up of numerous ethnic groups with a dizzying array of local dialects and subcultures. In addition, China is experiencing staggering change, which is explored in contemporary literature. From the idyllic mountains of West Hunan to the picturesque water town of Zhejiang, from the high plateau of western Sichuan to the harsh landscape of the northeast — this compelling collection of short fiction represents the incredible diversity that is China.

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People's perception of China is often colored by the way we see it today: as a rising power, filled with the smoke of a million factories churning out the products that we in the west consume. However ... Read full review

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China: A Traveler's Literary Companion. Whereabouts, dist. by Consortium. 2008. 231p. ed. by Kirk A. Denton. pap. LIT~Alai's Tibetan fisherman in "Fish!" ignores cultural norms and casts his fishing ... Read full review

Contents

Wang Shuo Hot and Cold Measure for Measure
143
TAIPEI
169
HONG KONG
183
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About the author (2008)

Kirk A. Denton is Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Literature at Ohio State University. He is the editor of Modern Chinese Literary Thought: Writings on Literature, 1893-1945 (Stanford, 1996).

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