Advanced Reader of Contemporary Chinese Short Stories
Reflections on Humanity
ISBN10: 0295983655 ISBN13: 9780295983653 Contributors: Reed, Carrie E. (Editor) Publisher: Univ of Washington Pr Published: Feb 1 2004 Pages: 299 Weight: 1.90lbs. Height: 11.25" Width: 8.75" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
This reader for advanced students of Chinese presents ten post-1990 short stories by prominent writers such as Su Tong and Yu Hua, whose novels Raise the Red Lantern and To Live served as the basis for internationally acclaimed films. With its captivating content dealing with current social issues, it fills a gap in the literature for advanced language students who are eager to read extensively in "real" literature. Vocabulary lists free the student from the chore of constantly consulting a dictionary while reading, grammar and usage examples highlight new patterns, and questions for discussion explore the literary content. This all-fiction collection of contemporary works can be used as a text in language or literature courses or can be read independently.