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From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang's characters — generally the uneducated and disadvantaged who must cope with assaults on their traditionalism, hostility from their urban brethren and, of course, the debilitating effects of poverty — come to life in all their human uniqueness, free from idealization.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231029889
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 07/22/1970
Series: Columbia Essays on Modern Writers Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Huang Chun-ming began publishing his work in the literary supplement to the United Daily News (Lianhe bao) and in the literary magazine You shi wenyi as part of the "native soil" movement.

Howard Goldblatt is professor of Chinese literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder and the translator of numerous books, including Rose, Rose I Love You by Wang Chen-ho and, with Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Chu T'ien-wen's Notes of a Desolate Man, chosen "Translation of the Year" (1999) by the American Literary Translators Association.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note


Bibliographic Note

The Fish

The Drowning of an Old Cat

His Son's Big Doll

The Gong


The Taste of Apples

Xiaoqi's Cap

The Two Sign Painters

Sayonara • Zaijian

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