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Author Zhong, Lihe, 1915-1960, author.

Title From the old country : stories and sketches of China and Taiwan / Zhong Lihe ; edited and translated by T.M. McClellan ; foreword by Zhong Tiejun
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (xxxviii, 293 pages .)
Series Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Foreword -- Sources, Translations, and Acknowledgments -- Translator's Introduction -- Part 1. Formative Years -- 1. My Grandma from the Mountains -- 2. First Love -- 3. From the Old Country -- Part 2. Stories from the Old Country -- 4. In the Willow Shade -- 5. Oleander -- 6. The Fourth Day -- Part 3. Homeland -- 7. Zugteuzong -- 8. Forest Fire -- 9. Uncle A-Huang -- 10. My "Out-Law" and the Hill Songs -- Part 4. Meinong Lyrics -- 11. My Study -- 12. The Grassy Bank -- 13. The Plow and the Sky -- 14. The Little Ridge -- Part 5. Meinong Economics -- 15. Swimming and Sinking -- 16. Rain
Summary Though he lived most of his life in rural South Taiwan, Zhong Lihe spent several years in Manchuria and Peking, moving among an eclectic mix of ethnicities, social classes, and cultures. His fictional portraits unfold on Japanese battlefields and in Peking slums, as well as in the remote, impoverished hill-country villages and farms of his native Hakka districts. His scenic descriptions are deft and atmospheric, and his psychological explorations are acute. The first anthology to present his work in English, this volume features two novellas, ten short stories, and four short prose works
Notes Translated from Chinese
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
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Subject Chinese literature -- 20th century -- Translations into English
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
FICTION -- Political.
Chinese literature.
Genre/Form Translations.
Form Electronic book
Author McClellan, T. M. (Thomas Michael), translator, editor.
ISBN 0231536496
Other Titles Works. Selections. English