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In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense — at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. A rotund, excitable high school English teacher receives word that 300 GIs are coming from Vietnam for a weekend of R and R. He persuades the owners of the Big 4 brothels that they will all take in more U.S. dollars if the pleasure girls can speak a little English; his plan is to train fifty specially selected prostitutes in a Crash Course for Bar Girls.

The teacher, Dong Siwen (his name means refinement) enlists the eager support of local Councilman Qian and the managers of such elite establishments as Night Fragrances and Valley of Joy. If the girls learn how to say three things in English — Hello, How are you? and Want to do you-know-what? everything is A-OK But what begins as a simple plan to teach a few English phrases quickly becomes absurdly elaborate: courses will include an Introduction to American Culture, a crash course on global etiquette, and a workshop in personal hygiene taught by Dr. Venereal Wang.

Siwen, a virgin himself, dreads any bad P.R. from Saigon Rose (slang for a particularly virulent strain of v.d.) and so demands the finest conveniences and conditions for servicing the Yanks. Sanitation above all.... Do you think U.S. dollars will float out of their pockets in crummy rooms like that? The Americans must not leave with a poor impression of Taiwan; not only Dong Siwen and the Big 4 but the entire nation would lose face.

One of the most carefully wrought narratives in contemporary Chinese literature, Rose, Rose, I Love You will appeal not only to readers of fiction but also to those interested in Taiwanese identity and the effects of Westernization on Asian society.

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At the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense. The local high-school English teacher convinces the owners of the four major brothels in town to enlist his services in teaching the prostitutes some useful English phrases. But his plans soon spiral out of control. This irreverent novel by one of Taiwan's best-known writers is both a masterpiece of fiction and a vivid reflection on Taiwanese identity under the impact of Western culture.

Synopsis:

In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense — at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. A rotund, excitable high school English teacher receives word that 300 GIs are coming from Vietnam for a weekend of R and R. He persuades the owners of the Big 4 brothels that they will all take in more U.S. dollars if the pleasure girls can speak a little English; his plan is to train fifty specially selected prostitutes in a Crash Course for Bar Girls.

The teacher, Dong Siwen (his name means refinement) enlists the eager support of local Councilman Qian and the managers of such elite establishments as Night Fragrances and Valley of Joy. If the girls learn how to say three things in English — Hello, How are you? and Want to do you-know-what? everything is A-OK! But what begins as a simple plan to teach a few English phrases quickly becomes absurdly elaborate: courses will include an Introduction to American Culture, a crash course on global etiquette, and a workshop in personal hygiene taught by Dr. Venereal Wang.

Siwen, a virgin himself, dreads any bad P.R. from Saigon Rose (slang for a particularly virulent strain of v.d.) and so demands the finest conveniences and conditions for servicing the Yanks. Sanitation above all.... Do you think U.S. dollars will float out of their pockets in crummy rooms like that? The Americans must not leave with a poor impression of Taiwan; not only Dong Siwen and the Big 4 but the entire nation would lose face.

One of the most carefully wrought narratives in contemporary Chinese literature, Rose, Rose, I Love You willappeal not only to readers of fiction but also to those interested in Taiwanese identity and the effects of Westernization on Asian society.

Synopsis:

In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense — at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. This irreverent novel by one of Taiwan's best-known writers is both a masterpiece of fiction and a vivid reflection of Taiwanese identity and the impact of Western culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780231112031
Translator:
Goldblatt, Howard
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Translator:
Goldblatt, Howard
Author:
Chen-Ho, Wang
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Satire
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20001031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.98x6.05x.56 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , At the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense. The local high-school English teacher convinces the owners of the four major brothels in town to enlist his services in teaching the prostitutes some useful English phrases. But his plans soon spiral out of control. This irreverent novel by one of Taiwan's best-known writers is both a masterpiece of fiction and a vivid reflection on Taiwanese identity under the impact of Western culture.
"Synopsis" by , In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense — at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. A rotund, excitable high school English teacher receives word that 300 GIs are coming from Vietnam for a weekend of R and R. He persuades the owners of the Big 4 brothels that they will all take in more U.S. dollars if the pleasure girls can speak a little English; his plan is to train fifty specially selected prostitutes in a Crash Course for Bar Girls.

The teacher, Dong Siwen (his name means refinement) enlists the eager support of local Councilman Qian and the managers of such elite establishments as Night Fragrances and Valley of Joy. If the girls learn how to say three things in English — Hello, How are you? and Want to do you-know-what? everything is A-OK! But what begins as a simple plan to teach a few English phrases quickly becomes absurdly elaborate: courses will include an Introduction to American Culture, a crash course on global etiquette, and a workshop in personal hygiene taught by Dr. Venereal Wang.

Siwen, a virgin himself, dreads any bad P.R. from Saigon Rose (slang for a particularly virulent strain of v.d.) and so demands the finest conveniences and conditions for servicing the Yanks. Sanitation above all.... Do you think U.S. dollars will float out of their pockets in crummy rooms like that? The Americans must not leave with a poor impression of Taiwan; not only Dong Siwen and the Big 4 but the entire nation would lose face.

One of the most carefully wrought narratives in contemporary Chinese literature, Rose, Rose, I Love You willappeal not only to readers of fiction but also to those interested in Taiwanese identity and the effects of Westernization on Asian society.

"Synopsis" by , In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective — and common sense — at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. This irreverent novel by one of Taiwan's best-known writers is both a masterpiece of fiction and a vivid reflection of Taiwanese identity and the impact of Western culture.
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