Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

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  • Author : Sijie Dai
  • Publisher : Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • Pages : 197 pages
  • ISBN : 037541309X
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 109 reviews
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Once on a Moonless Night

Once on a Moonless Night
  • Author : Dai Sijie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 11 August 2009
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A precious scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra—once owned by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China—is illicitly sold to an eccentric French linguist, Paul d’Ampere, who is imprisoned as a result. In jail, he devotes himself to studying its ancient text. A young Western scholar in China hears this account from the grocer Toomchooq, whose name mysteriously connects him to the document. She falls in love with both teller and tale, but when d’Ampere

Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch

Mr. Muo's Travelling Couch
  • Author : Dai Sijie
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 14 August 2022
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After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di, who demands a virgin maiden in exchange for clemency. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Book Analysis)

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie (Book Analysis)
  • Author : Bright Summaries
  • Publisher : BrightSummaries.com
  • Release : 26 February 2016
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Red China Blues (reissue)

Red China Blues (reissue)
  • Author : Jan Wong
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 04 February 2011
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Jan Wong, a Canadian of Chinese descent, went to China as a starry-eyed Maoist in 1972 at the height of the Cultural Revolution. A true believer -- and one of only two Westerners permitted to enroll at Beijing University -- her education included wielding a pneumatic drill at the Number One Machine Tool Factory. In the name of the Revolution, she renounced rock and roll, hauled pig manure in the paddy fields, and turned in a fellow student who sought her

To Live

To Live
  • Author : Yu Hua
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 18 December 2007
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From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the

A Dictionary of Maqiao

A Dictionary of Maqiao
  • Author : Han Shaogong
  • Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
  • Release : 27 September 2005
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From the daring imagination of one of China’s greatest living novelists comes a work of startling power and originality–the story of a young man “displaced” to a small village in rural China during the 1960s. Told in the format of a dictionary, with a series of vignettes disguised as entries, A Dictionary of Maqiao is a novel of bold invention–and a fascinating, comic, deeply moving journey through the dark heart of the Cultural Revolution. Entries trace the

Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas

Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas
  • Author : Michelle E. Bloom
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 30 November 2017
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Transnational cinemas are eclipsing national cinemas in the contemporary world, and Sino-French films exemplify this phenomenon through the cinematic coupling of the Sinophone and the Francophone, linking France not just with the Chinese mainland but also with the rest of the Chinese-speaking world. Sinophone directors most often reach out to French cinema by referencing and adapting it. They set their films in Paris and metropolitan France, cast French actors, and sometimes use French dialogue, even when the directors themselves don't

Adapted for the Screen

Adapted for the Screen
  • Author : Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
  • Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
  • Release : 30 April 2010
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Hsiu-Chang Deppman puts landmark contemporary Chinese films in the context of their literary origins & explores how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives & styles for film.

The Private Life of Chairman Mao

The Private Life of Chairman Mao
  • Author : Li Zhi-Sui
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 22 June 2011
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“The most revealing book ever published on Mao, perhaps on any dictator in history.”—Professor Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University From 1954 until Mao Zedong's death twenty-two years later, Dr. Li Zhisui was the Chinese ruler's personal physician, which put him in daily—and increasingly intimate—contact with Mao and his inner circle. in The Private Life of Chairman Mao, Dr. Li vividly reconstructs his extraordinary experience at the center of Mao's decadent imperial court. Dr. Li clarifies numerous long-standing puzzles,

Serve the People!

Serve the People!
  • Author : Yan Lianke
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release : 18 March 2008
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A satirical novel set in 1967 China from the Franz Kafka Prize-winning author of Lenin’s Kiss—“one of China’s greatest living authors” (The Guardian). Serve the People! is the story of a forbidden love affair between Liu Lian, the young wife of a Division Commander in Communist China, and a servant in her household, Wu Dawang. Left to idle at home while her husband furthers the revolution, Liu Lian establishes a rule for her orderly: whenever the household’s

Do Not Say We Have Nothing

Do Not Say We Have Nothing
  • Author : Madeleine Thien
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 31 May 2016
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Winner of the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this extraordinary novel tells the story of three musicians in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside

Reel Views 2

Reel Views 2
  • Author : James Berardinelli,Roger Ebert
  • Publisher : Justin, Charles & Co.
  • Release : 01 January 2005
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Thoroughly revised and updated for 2005! Includes a new chapter on the best special edition DVDs and a new chapter on finding hidden easter egg features.

Green Grass, Running Water

Green Grass, Running Water
  • Author : Thomas King
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 30 October 2012
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Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. There they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again. . . .