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Readings in Chinese Culture Series, vol. 3

by Weijia Huang, Qun Ao

  The Moon Is Always Beautiful invites students to investigate the rich textures of traditional and contemporary Chinese culture while sharpening their reading skills. The third in the five-volume Readings in Chinese Culture Series, this collection... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature

by Zu-yan Chen

"不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words." —Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an innovative... Read More »
An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature
  "不学诗, 无以言: If you do not study poetry, you will have no words."—Confucius Returning to a Chinese tradition that locates poetry at the heart of education, Li Bai & Du Fu: An Advanced Reader of Chinese Language and Literature offers an... Read More »
Themes and Variations

Edited by Y. W. Ma, Joseph S. M. Lau

For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning "roadside gossip" or "small talk," and held it in relative disregard. Not until the twentieth century was the Chinese story internationally recognized as a... Read More »
An Abridged Version

by Hsueh-chin Tsao, Ngo Kao
Translated by Hsien-Yi Yang, Gladys Yang

This abridged English edition of the eighteenth-century classic A Dream of Red Mansions remains faithful to the original Yang Hsien-yi translation of Hong Lou Meng, generally considered the greatest Chinese novel ever written. This classic... Read More »
The Origin of Chingis Khan

Adapted by Paul Kahn

This adaptation of what is recognized today as the oldest Mongolian text (written two decades after Chingis Khan's death) tells the Mongols' own version of the origin of their nation, the life of Chingis Khan, and the creation of an empire that... Read More »

Revised Edition

by Xiao Hong, Howard Goldblatt (Translator)

Xiao Hong is considered by many to be China's first feminist novelist. Originally published in Chinese in 1936, The Field of Life and Death is an unflinching collection of vignettes set in the rural China in which Xiao Hong grew up. Though it was... Read More »
A Novel

by Wang Shuo
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

Called "China's Kerouac" by the New York Times, Wang Shuo applies his genius for cultural irreverence to one of the world's sacred rituals: the Olympic Games. He imagines an Olympics where nations compete not on the basis of athletic prowess, but... Read More »

Author Liu Sola pushed her way into Chinese culture with multimedia installations, rock operas (that always seemed to get cancelled), and stories about self-indulgent artists that raise the ire of some critics and draw praise from others, who find... Read More »

Kafka's bleak nightmare has nothing on the sweaty, despairing battle between the human protagonist and the bugaboos of his mind (and of the floorboards) that is depicted in the title story of this collection. Such are the dimensions of the struggles... Read More »

by Li Ang
Translated by Howard Goldblatt

The newspaper says that Lin Shi killed her husband, the butcher, because she has a lover on the side, but that isn't true. Lin Shi's husband tortures her: the more she screams, the more he likes it.  Li Ang's highly charged collection of fiction... Read More »