Taipei People

Overview

The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan. Published in book form in 1971 under the title Taipei jen (Taipei People), the stories in this book quickly established Pai Hsien-yung as a writer with a rare combination of artistic sensibilities, technical equipment, and a deeply moral purpose. The book has since won him a large ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $15.01   
  • New (3) from $24.18   
  • Used (8) from $15.01   
Sending request ...

Overview

The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan. Published in book form in 1971 under the title Taipei jen (Taipei People), the stories in this book quickly established Pai Hsien-yung as a writer with a rare combination of artistic sensibilities, technical equipment, and a deeply moral purpose. The book has since won him a large following in Taiwan and Hong Kong and Chinese communities the world over. In 1982, Indiana University Press published the English translation of the book under the title Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream: Tales of Taipei Characters, which was translated by the author and Patia Yasin, and edited by George Kao. The Chinese University Press decided to publish a bilingual edition for readers to enjoy a paragraph-to-paragraph comparison of these short stories.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622018594
  • Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/2/2000
  • Series: Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Liter
  • Pages: 484
  • Sales rank: 1,303,956
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Pai Hsien-yung is a prolific writer and has published more than ten novels and collections of short stories. He now lives in Santa Barbara, California.

The Chinese University Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface to the Bilingual Edition
Editor's Preface
A Word from the Co-Translator
Acknowledgments
The External Snow Beauty 1
A Touch of Green 37
New Year's Eve 81
The Last Night of Taipan Chin 113
A Sea of Blood-red Azaleas 147
Ode to Bygone Days 177
The Dirge of Liang Fu 197
Love's Lone Flower 229
Glory's by Blossom Bridge 259
Autumn Reveries 295
A Sky Full of Bright, Twinkling Stars 311
Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream 327
Winter Night 385
State Funeral 423
App Foreword to the Indiana Edition 447
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)