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Rose, Rose, I Love You

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ISBN-10: 0231112033

ISBN-13: 9780231112031

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: Wang Chen-Ho, Howard Goldblatt, Wang Chen-ho

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In this lively translation of Wang Chen-ho's ribald satire, a Taiwanese village loses all perspective -- and common sense -- at the prospect of fleecing a shipload of lusty and lonely American soldiers. A rotund, excitable high school English teacher receives word that 300 GIs are coming from Vietnam for a weekend of R and R. He persuades the owners of the Big 4 brothels that they will all take in more U.S. dollars if the pleasure girls can speak a little English; his plan is to train fifty specially selected prostitutes in a "Crash Course for Bar Girls." The teacher, Dong Siwen (his name means "refinement") enlists the eager support of local Councilman Qian and the managers of such elite…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Wang Chen-ho (1940-1990) is one of Taiwan's best-known writers, and is popular in China and the Chinese-speaking communities in Southeast Asia and the United States. He is counted among the first generation of native Taiwanese writers, is the leading exemplar of that nation's "back to the roots" movement of the 1960s and 70s, and is famous for his comic use of local dialects. This is the first of his novels to be translated into English.Howard Goldblatt is a professor of Chinese literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the translator of numerous books, most recently Mo Yan's Red Sorghumand Silver Cityby Li Rui. He is the founder and editor of the journal Modern Chinese…