Short Stories in Chinese

New Penguin Parallel Text

John Balcom - Editor

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ISBN 9780143118350 | 272 pages | 25 Jun 2013 | Penguin | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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A dual-language edition of Chinese stories-featuring many stories appearing in English for the first time.

Here is the perfect introduction to contemporary fiction from the world's most spoken language. These eight short stories, with parallel translations, offer students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer to a dictionary. Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from a story by Li Rui about the honest simplicity of a Shanxi farmer to a story by Ma Yuan exposing the seamy underside of contemporary urban society. Complete with notes, these selections make excellent reading in either language.


O Xiangxue
Tie Ning (b. 1957)

The Ancestor
Bi Feiyu (b. 1964)

Cao Naiqian (b. 1949)

Plow Ox
Li Rui (b. 1950)

The Mistake
Ma Yuan (b. 1953)

Lanterns for the Dead
Jiang Yun (b. 1954)

Greasy Moon
Jia Pingwa (b. 1953)

Receiving the Precepts
Wang Zengqi (1970-1997)

Notes on Chinese Texts

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