Su Tong

Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels
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Visions of Dystopia in China’s New Historical Novels

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives.

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The Boat to Redemption
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The Boat to Redemption

Disgraced Secretary Ku has been banished from the Party – it has been officially proved he does not have a fish-shaped birthmark on his bottom and is therefore not the son of a revolutionary martyr, but the issue of a river pirate and a prostitute.

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Raise the Red Lantern
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Raise the Red Lantern

The brutal realities of the dark places Su Tong depicts in this collection of novellas set in 1930s provincial China — worlds of prostitution, poverty, and drug addiction — belie his prose of stunning and simplebeauty.

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Madwoman On The Bridge And Other Stories
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Madwoman On The Bridge And Other Stories

Set during the fall-out of the Cultural Revolution, these bizarre and delicate stories capture the collision of the old China of vanished dynasties, with communism and today’s tiger economy.

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My Life as Emperor
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My Life as Emperor

Opening with a child’s ascension to the Chinese throne, Su Tong’s latest novel charts the complexities of courtly life, as a boy of few talents is suddenly thrust into a position of power.

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Rice

Set in famine-stricken 1930s China, Rice chronicles the complete debasement of a city family after it takes in a young man named Five Dragons, a starving wanderer from the provinces whose desire for power and sex is insatiable.

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Contemporary Chinese Fiction by Su Tong and Yu Hua

The book explores the coming-of-age fiction of two of the most critically acclaimed and frequently translated contemporary Chinese authors, Yu Hua and Su Tong; it is the first in-depth book-length treatise in English about the contemporary Chinese “Bildungsroman.”

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Binu and the Great Wall
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Binu and the Great Wall

Knopf Canada welcomes one of China’s most acclaimed and bestselling writers–author of Raise the Red Lantern–to the list with a fascinating retelling of a magical story–already an international bestseller in China and Europe.

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