The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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Praise for the first edition:

"... in the great
tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and
sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity."
-- Time

"The almost childlike ...

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The Execution of Mayor Yin and Other Stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, Revised Edition

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Overview

Praise for the first edition:

"... in the great
tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and
sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity."
-- Time

"The almost childlike directness of Chen's tales... is
captured in the very lightly revised translations of this new edition... Highly
recommended." -- Choice

A classic of modern world literature, this
collection of stories provides a vivid and poignant eyewitness view of everyday life
in China during the Cultural Revolution. For this edition, Howard Goldblatt has
thoroughly revised the text and updated it to Pinyin romanization. In a new
introduction, Perry Link reflects on the book's significance in the post-Tiananmen
era. Twenty-five years after its first publication, The Execution of Mayor Yin has
lost none of its power to move the reader, and remains unmatched as a document of
the period.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253110947
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 7/21/2004
  • Series: Chinese Literature in Translation
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 240
  • File size: 305 KB

Meet the Author

Chen Ruoxi [Chen Jo-hsi] was born in Taiwan in 1938. She and her husband
emigrated to mainland China in 1966 and lived there for the next seven years, and
her experiences during that time are a source for the stories collected here. She
lives in Taiwan.

Howard Goldblatt is Research Professor of East
Asian Languages at the University of Notre Dame.

Perry Link is
Professor of East Asian Studies at Princeton University.

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Table of Contents

The Execution of Mayor Yin"Chairman Mao Is a Rotten Egg"Night DutyResidency CheckJen Hsiu-lanThe Big FishKeng Erh in PekingNixon's Press Corps

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