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Shanghai Express: A Thirties Novel (Fiction from Modern China)

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In this suspenseful tale of seduction and deception, a wealthy banker is smitten by an alluring young woman while traveling aboard the express train from Beijing to Shanghai. A consummate storyteller and one of the most popular novelists of his day, Zhang Henshui sweeps us on board with them and takes us through train stations and back and forth between first-, second-, and third-class cars, evoking the sights and sounds and smells of this microcosm of the urban world. Here is popular Chinese fiction at its best. This socially and psychologically incisive portrait of modern China can be read with great return against issues of gender, class, and modernity. And if this is not enough, it is also a travelogue, providing a delightful read for anyone who has traveled or is simply curious about traveling by train in China. First serialized in Shanghai in 1935, Shanghai Express appears now in English for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824818258
Translator:
Lyell, William A.
Author:
Lyell, William A.
Author:
Henshui, Zhang
Author:
Chang, Hen-Shui
Author:
Zhang, Henshui
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
China
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Railroad travel
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Series:
Fiction from Modern China
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.28x5.61x.87 in. .87 lbs.

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