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  • The Lost Gardenby Ang Li; Sylvia Li-chun Lin; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    In this eloquent and atmospheric novel, Li Ang further cements her reputation as one of our most sophisticated contemporary Chinese-language writers. The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines. In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang... more...

  • Wolf Totemby Jiang Rong; Howard Goldblatt

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    China's runaway bestseller and winner of the inaugural Man Asian Literary Prize Published in China in 2004, Wolf Totem has broken all sales records, selling millions of copies (along with millions more on the black market). Part period epic, part fable for modern days, Wolf Totem depicts the dying culture of the Mongols--the ancestors of the... more...

  • Binu and the Great Wallby Su Tong; Howard Goldblatt

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 34.95

    Knopf Canada welcomes one of China?s most acclaimed and bestselling writers?author of Raise the Red Lantern ?to the list with a fascinating retelling of a magical story?already an international bestseller in China and Europe. Through Binu?s extraordinary story, Su Tong illuminates one of China?s most magical myths. In Peach village, crying is forbidden.... more...

  • The Old Capitalby T'ien-hsin Chu; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 29.99

    Chu T'ien-hsin's The Old Capital is a brilliant evocation of Taiwan's literature of nostalgia and remembrance. The novel is centered on the question, "Is it possible that none of your memories count?" and explores the reliability of remembrances and the thin line that separates fact from fantasy. Comprised of four thematically linked stories... more...

  • The Taste of Applesby Huang Chun-ming; Howard Goldblatt

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 26.99

    From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In "The Two Sign Painters,"... more...

  • Binu and the Great Wallby Su Tong; Howard Goldblatt

    The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 19.95

    When her husband disappears from their home, Binu decides that she must save him. With only a blind frog for company, she sets out on an extraordinary journey across Great Swallow Mountain, towards a place where armies of men are labouring on one of the greatest building projects the world has ever known: the Great Wall of China. more...

  • Red Sorghumby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Penguin Publishing Group 1994; US$ 17.00

    The acclaimed novel of love and resistance during late 1930s China by Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and... more...

  • Big Breasts and Wide Hipsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.95

    In his latest novel, Mo Yan?arguably China?s most important contemporary literary voice?recreates the historical sweep and earthy exuberance of his much acclaimed novel Red Sorghum . In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost... more...

  • Life and Death Are Wearing Me Outby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95

    Today?s most revered, feared, and controversial Chinese novelist offers a tour de force in which the real, the absurd, the comical, and the tragic are blended into a fascinating read. The hero?or antihero?of Mo Yan?s new novel is Ximen Nao, a landowner known for his benevolence to his peasants. His story is a deliriously unique journey and absolutely... more...

  • The Garlic Balladsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature penned this epic novel of beauty and brutality, set in a landscape at once strange and alluring. The farmers of Paradise County have been leading a hardscrabble life unchanged for generations. The Communist government has encouraged them to plant garlic, but selling the crop is not as simple as... more...