Synopses & Reviews
"All the important modern writers are included....The overall quality of this volume is very high, making it easy to recommend this book for anyone interested in modern China and its development." New Asia Review
"Perhaps no one could be better suited to expanding the canonical limits than Lau and Goldblatt....This volume, with its Columbia label, its editors' stature, and its certifiable claim to be the first comprehensive anthology of its kind, cannot but achieve an instant authority." Voice LIterary Supplement (A VLS Favorite Book of the Year)
With a generous selection of new translations commissioned for this book, readers will find the best short fiction, poetry, and essays from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in this first comprehensive collection of twentieth-century Chinese literature, which includes a lucid introduction by the editors and short biographies of the writers and poets.
This collection of 20th-century Chinese literature covers genres from both before and after the Communist takover in 1949. The book features short fiction, poetry and essays from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and includes short biographies of the writers and poets.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -726).