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Taipei People

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ISBN-10: 9622018599

ISBN-13: 9789622018594

Edition: 2000

Authors: Pai Hsien-yung, George Kao, Patia Yasin

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The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan. Published in book form in 1971 under the title Taipei jen (Taipei People), the stories in this book quickly established Pai Hsien-yung as a writer with a rare combination of artistic sensibilities, technical equipment, and a deeply moral purpose. The book has since won him a large following in Taiwan and Hong Kong and Chinese communities the world over. In 1982, Indiana University Press published the English translation of the book under the title Wandering in…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
Publication date: 8/9/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Son of one of the military leaders of the Nationalist Revolution and high government defense official during the war against Japan, Pai spent much of his youth in wartime Kweilin in southwest China, which has provided much of the material for his subsequent fiction. After the war ended, he resided for a time in Shanghai, and then resettled with his parents in Taiwan when he was of middle-school age. He attended the prestigious National Taiwan University. He published his first short story in September 1958, having just completed his freshman year. Pai came to the United States in 1963 and since 1965 has taught Chinese at the University of California at Santa Barbara while continuing to…    

Preface to the Bilingual Edition
Editor's Preface
A Word from the Co-Translator
The External Snow Beauty
A Touch of Green
New Year's Eve
The Last Night of Taipan Chin
A Sea of Blood-red Azaleas
Ode to Bygone Days
The Dirge of Liang Fu
Love's Lone Flower
Glory's by Blossom Bridge
Autumn Reveries
A Sky Full of Bright, Twinkling Stars
Wandering in the Garden, Waking from a Dream
Winter Night
State Funeral
Foreword to the Indiana Edition