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China: A Traveler's Literary Companion (Traveler's Literary Companions)by Kirk A Denton
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China is an enormous country, rife with cultural complexity and differing social experiences. Literature offers a way to understand this great nation's social, cultural, and human concerns. This collection presents Chinese short fiction that evokes the varying ways of life in this diverse nation — from the idyllic mountains and streams of West Hunan to the picturesque water town of Zhejiang; from the high plateau of western Sichuan to the harsh landscape of the northeast. Readers can travel through these many places and discover that among the rural and metropolitan regions of China there lies a stirring cultural force, resulting in a truly compelling anthology.
Whether revealing small-town superstitions or exposing Beijings underworld, these works of literary fiction offer insights to modern China and its myriad of social, cultural, and human concerns. An expansive country, China is made up of numerous ethnic groups with a dizzying array of local dialects and subcultures. In addition, China is experiencing staggering change, which is explored in contemporary literature. From the idyllic mountains of West Hunan to the picturesque water town of Zhejiang, from the high plateau of western Sichuan to the harsh landscape of the northeast — this compelling collection of short fiction represents the incredible diversity that is China.
China is an enormous country, rife with cultural complexity and differing social experiences. Literature offers a way to understand this great nation's social and human concerns, as seen in this collection of Chinese short fiction.
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