The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-01-02
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literaturehas long been a definitive resource for Chinese literature in translation, offering a complete overview of twentieth-century writing from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong, and making inroads into the twenty-first century as well. In this new edition Joseph S. M. Lau and Howard Goldblatt have selected fresh works from familiar authors and have augmented the collection with poetry, stories from the colonial period in Taiwan, literature by Tibetan authors, samplings from the People's Republic of China during the Cultural Revolution, stories by post-Mao authors Wang Anyi and Gao Xingjian, literature with a homosexual theme, and examples from the modern "cruel youth" movement. Lau and Goldblatt have also updated their notes and their biographies of featured writers and poets. Now fully up to date, this critical resource more than ever provides readers with a thorough introduction to Chinese society and culture.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Editionp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxi
Biographical Sketchesp. xxix
Fiction, 1918-1949
Preface to the First Collection of Short Stories, Call to Aimsp. 3
A Madman's Diaryp. 8
Kong Yijip. 17
A Posthumous Sonp. 22
Sinkingp. 31
Spring Silkwormsp. 56
An Old and Established Namep. 74
Xiaoxiaop. 82
The Night of Midautumn Festivalp. 95
The Steelyardp. 103
Dogp. 110
One Evening in the Rainy Seasonp. 116
Midautumn Festivalp. 125
When I Was in Xia Villagep. 132
Young Master Gets His Tonicp. 147
Handsp. 161
Sealed Offp. 174
The Doctor's Motherp. 184
Fiction, 1949-1976
A Visit to His Excellency: A Five-Minute Moviep. 197
My Kid Brother Kangxiongp. 204
Winter Nightsp. 210
The Fishp. 324
An Oxcart for a Dowryp. 232
Yan'an Seedsp. 251
Curvaceous Dollsp. 262
Fiction Since 1976
Wrong Numberp. 277
A Tailp. 280
Small-Hands Chenp. 282
Tales of New Cathayp. 285
Disputatiasisp. 285
The Upholder of Unityp. 286
Little Little Little Little Little...p. 287
Right to the Heart of the Matterp. 287
The Tunnelp. 289
A Woman Like Mep. 303
Tales of Taipeip. 314
A Lover's Earp. 314
Empty Seatp. 315
Catp. 317
Not Seenp. 318
Electing a Thiefp. 321
Hut on the Mountainp. 325
The Accidentp. 529
The Leader's Demisep. 337
A Storyp. 349
Dogshit Foodp. 366
Iron Childp. 379
Fin de Siecle Splendorp. 388
Lucky Worries About His Countryp. 403
Redeeming a Paintingp. 417
Octdayp. 429
On the Road at Eighteenp. 439
Escapep. 445
Letters from Montmartep. 455
Grannyp. 462
Fish!p. 470
Born at the wrong timep. 480
Poetry, 1918-1949
Second Farewell to Cambridgep. 499
Love's Inspirationp. 500
Chancep. 501
Dead Waterp. 502
One Sentencep. 503
Prayerp. 503
Woman Abandonedp. 505
Never to Returnp. 506
Sonnet 2p. 508
Sonnet 4p. 509
Sonnet 27p. 509
Rainy Alleyp. 510
Written on a Prison Wallp. 511
With My Injured Handp. 512
A Buddhist Monkp. 513
A Round Treasure-Boxp. 514
Feverish Nightp. 514
Snow Falls on China's Landp. 516
The Northp. 518
Prophecyp. 522
Thinking of a Friend at Year's Endp. 523
Autumnp. 524
A Glancep. 525
The Lotus Flowerp. 526
Poetry, 1949-1976
Spring Dancingp. 529
A Wolfp. 530
Selfp. 531
Song of Wisdomp. 532
Kingdom of Solitudep. 533
Under the Bodhi Treep. 534
If There's a War Raging Afarp. 535
Nostalgiap. 536
The White Jade Bitter Gourdp. 536
A Group of Urban Youths Is on Its Wayp. 538
Beyond the Fogp. 540
City: Saigon, 1967p. 541
Following the Sound of Rain into the Mountains: No Rainp. 541
Saltp. 543
Parisp. 544
The Colonelp. 545
Pagodap. 546
Grenz-Tavernep. 547
Clear and Bright: In the Gravep. 547
Mothp. 548
Vagabondp. 549
The River's Fancyp. 550
The Pursuitp. 551
The Story of the Stonep. 553
Debate on Rugged Mountainp. 555
Song of Gray Hairp. 557
After the Snowp. 558
Geometry: River Goddessp. 559
The Deluded Dreamp. 561
Fire on the Sea Floorp. 562
Our Will to Settle Here Will Never Failp. 563
Poetry Since 1976
Autumn Meditationp. 567
Earl Greyp. 569
A Night Prayerp. 570
When You Are Naked, You Have Everythingp. 571
Six Ways of Eating Watermelonsp. 575
Declarationp. 576
Resumep. 577
Another Legendp. 578
When You Walk Past My Windowp. 579
A Roadside Encounterp. 580
Assembly Linep. 580
The Cry of a Generationp. 581
When We Finally Turn Fiftyp. 583
Surgery Wardp. 584
The Cat Who Walks Through the Wallp. 585
To a Nine-Year-Old Girl Killed in the Massacrep. 586
The Dead in Exilep. 587
An Endingp. 589
Curriculum Vitaep. 590
Madwomanp. 591
This life cagep. 594
Containmentp. 595
The Ripest Rankest Juiciest Summer Everp. 596
Continuing Our Discussion of Boredom and Ennuip. 598
L'Empire a la Fin de la Decadencep. 600
Obduratep. 601
Hooves of memoriesp. 602
Lobstersp. 603
Spring 2001, Unreachable Civilizationp. 605
Essays, 1918-1949
Excerpts from Wild Grassp. 609
Epigraphp. 609
Autumn Nightp. 610
Hopep. 611
The Evolution of the Male Sexp. 613
In Praise of Mutesp. 616
The Aging of Ghostsp. 620
Reading on the Toiletp. 627
My Turn at Quitting Smokingp. 632
The Monks of Hangzhoup. 637
Prose Selectionsp. 641
Hastep. 641
Springp. 642
The Silhouette of His Backp. 643
The Moonlit Lotus Pondp. 645
Bombs in Yishanp. 649
Sicknessp. 655
Haircutsp. 659
Essays, 1949-1976
On Timep. 665
Snowp. 669
Thus Friends Absent Speakp. 673
Nineteen Seventy-twop. 677
Essays Since 1976
Remembering Xiao Shanp. 685
Living Hell (from her memoirs)p. 697
A Bizarre Kind of Robberyp. 704
Salutep. 707
A Father and Son's Boat for the Black Currentp. 715
Permissionsp. 727
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