Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories

促销中
p-7073-REGUFA.jpg

Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories

$18.95 $15.16

有货

编码: 9781592650682. 分类: , .

产品描述

“With unadorned prose and utmost compassion, Qi portrays a range of characters beset by fortune and misfortune . . . Red Guard Fantasies offer glimpses of How to Be Chinese, now that instructions from the Little Red Book no longer apply.”—Gloria Frym, author of Distance No Object

Take a wild ride through contemporary Chinese society, which continues to accelerate at a blistering, unrestrained pace decades after the end of the Cultural Revolution. Red Guard Fantasies blazes a new trail in contemporary literature by forcing a reconciliation between China’s new urban sensibility and its centuries of tradition. The results are certainly not predictable. Shouhua Qi’s stories are witty, poignant, absurd, and shocking. Part autobiographical, they offer a masterful depiction of the myriad world of jaded entrepreneurs, overzealous cops, karaoke addicts, dog lovers, liberated coeds, and frustrated urbanites who move in and out of China’s colorful neon-lit cities and dusty rural villages, transitioning from one world to the other.

Shouhua Qi shows a China that is both superficial and plastic, as well as profoundly righteous and moralistic. He offers a powerful look at a society hanging on for dear life as it continues to shape its own culture at breakneck speed while holding on to its traditions lest they be buried or a skyscraper built upon them.

More than anything, Red Guard Fantasies is a deeply personal and powerfully moving elegy for China’s lost generation.

About the Author

Shouhua Qi believes that “a story must be exceptional enough to justify its telling” (Thomas Hardy) and that creativity comes from “the abrasive juxtaposition” of life experiences (Mario Capecchi).

Qi’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Feminist Studies, AMBIT, The Connecticut Review, Rain Flower, and many other publications. He is the author of “Twin-Sun River: An American POW in China” (2011), “Purple Mountain: A Story of the Rape of Nanking” (2010), “Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories” (2007), “Pearl Jacket and Other Stories” (translator/editor, 2008), “Bridging the Pacific: Searching for Cross-Cultural Understanding Between the United States and China” (2000), and more than ten other books.

His latest scholarly endeavor is “Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation” set to be released in March 2012.

Shouhua Qi is Professor of English at Western Connecticut State University.

Shouhua Qi’s website.

其他信息

重量 0.9 lbs
Cover

Paperback

Author

Shouhua Qi

Language

English

Pages

236

ISBN 13

9781592650682

Publisher

Long River Press

Year Published

2007

Size

6 x 9

ISBN

1592650686

用户评论

目前还末有评论

我要第一个评论! “Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories”

Address

360 Swift Avenue #48
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (1800) 818-2017
Fax: (650) 872-7808
Website: http://chinabooks.com
Email: info@chinabooks.com

Location

Office Hours

Mon. thru Fri. 9AM - 5:30PM
(Pacific Standard Time)