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  • Chinese Literature for the 1980sby Howard Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Editor Howard Goldblatt explains that while most societies analyse and revere their literary trends in retrospect, post-Liberation China?s literary trends tend to be announced beforehand allowing for critics to judge how close or far from the prescribed norms a piece of art is. In this volume, a collection of speeches and reports from the Fourth Congress... more...

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

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    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 heroor antiheroof 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...

  • Big Breasts and Wide Hipsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 17.99

    In his latest novel, Mo Yanarguably China?s most important contemporary literary voicerecreates 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 about... more...

  • The Garlic Balladsby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • The Republic of Wineby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    When special investigator Ding Gou'er hears persistent rumors that there is cannibalism in the province called the Republic of Wine, he goes to learn the truth. Beginning at the Mount Luo Coal Mine, he meets Diamond Jin, legendary for his capacity to hold his liquor and fondness for young human flesh. A banquet is served during which the special investigator,... more...

  • Shifu, You'll Do Anything for a Laughby Mo Yan; Howard Goldblatt

    Arcade Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    In these twelve stories, we see the astonishing range of Mo Yan's vision - which critics reviewing The Republic of Wine have compared to that of Tolstoy. The stories range from the tragic to the comic, though Mo Yan's humor is always tinged with a shade of black. They embody, too, the author's deep and abiding love of his fellow man, equaled only... 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...

  • 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 Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised Editionby Ruoxi [Jo-Hsi] Chen; Howard Goldblatt; Perry Link

    Indiana University Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    Praise for the first edition: "... in the great tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity." -- Time "The almost childlike directness of Chen's tales... is captured in the... more...

  • The Moon Operaby Bi Feiyu; Howard Goldblatt; Sylvia Li-chun Lin

    Saqi 2012; US$ 6.99

    In a fit of jealousy, Xiao Yanqiu, star of The Moon Opera, disfigures her understudy with boiling water. Spurned by the troupe, she turns to teaching. Twenty years later The Moon Opera is restaged, under the patronage of a rich local factory boss, who insists that Xiao Yanqiu return to the role of Chang'e. So she does, this time believing she is the... more...