True Story of Ah Q

ISBN-10: 9629960443
ISBN-13: 9789629960445
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Description: A towering figure in the literary history of twentieth-century China, Lu Xun has exerted immense and continuous influence through his short stories, which remain today as powerful as they were first written. While echoes of these stories can still  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.00
Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
Publication date: 1/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440

A towering figure in the literary history of twentieth-century China, Lu Xun has exerted immense and continuous influence through his short stories, which remain today as powerful as they were first written. While echoes of these stories can still be heard in the fictional works from both sides of the Taiwan Strait in the eighties and nineties, The True Story of Ah Q has long become an intrinsic part of the Chinese vocabulary. Like many Chinese intellectuals searching for a solution to China's problems, Lu Xun went to Japan to study medicine, a choice he later abandoned for a career in writing, which he considered to be a far more effective weapon to save China. A prolific author of pungent and "dagger-like" essays, Lu Xun is also a tireless translator of Western critical and literary works. His fictional works have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Born in 1915 and educated in Oxford, Yang Xianyi is a world-renowned translator. He has translated, with his wife Gladys Yang, numerous Chinese classics such as A Dream of Red Mansions, The Scholars,and Selected Works of Lu Xun.

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