The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature: Writings from the Mainland in the Long Twentieth Century

by Yunte Huang (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393353808
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Yunte Huang is a Guggenheim Fellow and a professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Transpacific Imaginations and Charlie Chan, which won the 2011 Edgar Award and was a finalist for the 2010 National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. Having come of age in China as a student in the time of Tiananmen, Huang now lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Part 1 1911-1949

Introduction to the Republican Era 5

Lu Xun 9

Preface to Call to Arms 9

A Madman's Diary 15

Hu Shih 27

The Butterflies 27

Dream and Poetry 28

One Smile 28

To the Tune of Shengzhazi 29

Guo Moruo 30

The Streets of Heaven 30

The Sky Dog 31

The Nirvana of the Feng and Huang: Prelude 32

Liu Bannong 35

How Can I Not Miss Her 35

Paper Thin 36

Xu Dishan 37

The Peanut 37

I Think 38

Bing Xin 40

A Maze of Stars (selections) 40

Spring Water (selections) 42

Li Jinfa 44

The Abandoned Woman 44

The Expression of Time 45

Yu Dafu 48

Malady of Spring Nights 48

He Haiming 61

For the Love of Her Feet 61

Zhu Ziqing 72

The Moonlit Lotus Pond 72

Xu Zhimo 77

Second Farewell to Cambridge 77

By Chance 79

Wen Yiduo 80

The Dead Water 80

Perhaps (A Dirge) 81

Confession 82

Ding Ling 83

Miss Sophia's Diary (excerpt) 84

Mao Dun 107

Painfoow (excerpt) 107

Ba Jin 140

Family (excerpts) 140

Dai Wangshu 166

Rainy Alley 167

I Think 168

Shen Congwen 169

Border Town (excerpts) 169

Zhou Zuoren 187

Reading in the Lavatory 187

Lin Yutang 193

My Country and My People (excerpt) 193

Lao She 206

Rickshaw (excerpts) 207

Bian Zhilin 229

Evening 229

Dream of the Old Town 230

Fragment 231

Loneliness 231

Xiao Hong 233

Tales of Hulan River (excerpt) 233

Part 2 1949-1976

Introduction to the Revolutionary Era 273

Mao Zedong 276

Changsha 277

Mount Liupan 278

Snow 278

Quotations from Chairman Mao (excerpts) 279

Ai Qing 282

Wheelbarrow 283

Dayanhe-My Wet Nurse 283

On a Chilean Cigarette Package 287

Wang Meng 289

The Young Man Who Has Just Arrived at the Organization Department (excerpts) 290

Zhao Shuli 308

The Unglovable Hands 308

Anonymous 321

The Red Lantern: A Revolutionary Peking Opera in Eleven Acts (excerpt) 321

Part 3 1976 - Present

Introduction to the Post-Mao Era 339

Bei Dao 342

The Answer 343

Let's Go 344

Notes from the City of the Sun 345

The Red Sailboat 347

City Gate Open Up (excerpt) 348

Gu Cheng 356

A Generation 356

Nameless Flowers 357

Farewell, Cemetery 357

I'm a Willful Child 365

Mo Yan 368

Red Sorghum (excerpts) 369

Shu Ting 386

To an Oak 386

A Roadside Encounter 388

Assembly Line 388

Where the Soul Dwells 389

Liu Suola 391

In Search of the King of Singers (excerpts) 391

Yang Lian 412

Norlang 413

Burial Ground 420

The Book of Exile 423

Masks and Crocodile (selections) 424

Can Xue 425

Hut on the Mountain 425

Wang Anyi 431

Love in a Small Town (excerpt) 431

Zhai Yongming 460

Premonition 460

Hypnosis 461

The Language of the '50s 462

Hai Zi 464

Your Hands 464

Facing the Ocean, Spring Warms Flowers Open 465

Spring, Ten Hai Zis 466

Ma Yuan 467

Thirteen Ways to Fold a Paper Hawk 467

Che Qianzi 486

The Night in the End 487

Sign: Inspired by a Letter 488

A Chinese Character Comic Strip 489

An Antique Style Door Screen 490

Yu Jian 491

File o 492

Chi Zijian 512

Night Comes to Calabash Street 512

Yu Hua 525

On the Road at Eighteen 525

Su Tong 534

Raise the Red Lantern (excerpt) 534

Zhang Zao 560

A Starry Moment 560

Into the Mirror 561

Elegy 562

Xi Chuan 564

On the Other Side of the River 564

Blackout 565

Far Away 566

Yu Xinqiao 568

If I Have to Die 568

Epitaph 569

The Dead Are Mourning the Living 570

Self-Introduction 570

Gao Xingjian 572

Soul Mountain (excerpts) 573

Cui Jian 601

Nothing to My Name 601

Permissions 603

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