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Rice-Sprout Song

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Publisher Comments:

The first of Eileen Chang's novels to be written in English, The Rice-Sprout Song portrays the horror and absurdity that the land-reform movement brings to a southern village in China during the early 1950s. Contrary to the hopes of the peasants in this story, the redistribution of land does not mean an end to hunger. Man-made and natural disasters bring about the threat of famine, while China's involvement in the Korean War further deepens the peasants' misery. Chang's chilling depiction of the peasants' desperate attempts to survive both the impending famine and government abuse makes for spellbinding reading. Her critique of communism rewrites the land-reform discourse at the same time it lays bare the volatile relations between politics and literature.

Synopsis:

"A modern Chinese classic."—C. T. Hsia, author of History of Modern Chinese Fiction

About the Author

David Der-wei Wang is Professor of Chinese Literature at Columbia University. His current publications include Running Wild: Contemporary Chinese Fiction (1994).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520210882
Foreword:
Wang, David Der-Wei
Author:
Wang, David Der-Wei
Author:
Chang, Eileen
Author:
Chang, Ai-Ling
Author:
Zhang, Ailing
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Australian & Oceanian
Subject:
China History 20th century Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
182
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.5 in 7 oz

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