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The Resource Bapo, Nicholas Jose

Bapo, Nicholas Jose

Label
Bapo
Title
Bapo
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas Jose
Title variation
Bapo
Title variation remainder
short stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Summary
Nicholas Jose was Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1987 to 1990, at a vital moment in China's history, and has played an important role in artistic relations between the two countries since then. The title of his new collection of stories refers to an unusual kind of Chinese painting, that tricks the eye into thinking it sees a collage of fragments. Bapo means 'eight broken', where eight is a Chinese lucky number and 'broken' suggests that luck has run out, though there's another kind of luck in simply surviving and holding it all together, less glorious maybe, but not so bad in the long run. The stories feature a cast of characters, artists, diplomats, entrepreneurs, refugees, families at the crossroads. They are all held by the past in some way, its hope, idealism, romance, adventure - and aware of its susceptibility to corruption, disappointment or manipulation
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10447331
Cataloging source
BVISBN
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Summary expansion
Nicholas Jose was Cultural Counsellor at the Australian Embassy in Beijing from 1987 to 1990, at a vital moment in China's history, and has played an important role in artistic relations between the two countries since then. The title of his new collection of stories refers to an unusual kind of Chinese painting, that tricks the eye into thinking it sees a collage of fragments. Bapo means 'eight broken', where eight is a Chinese lucky number and 'broken' suggests that luck has run out, though there's another kind of luck in simply surviving and holding it all together, less glorious maybe, but not so bad in the long run. The stories feature a cast of characters, artists, diplomats, entrepreneurs, refugees, families at the crossroads. They are all held by the past in some way, its hope, idealism, romance, adventure - and aware of its susceptibility to corruption, disappointment or manipulation
Target audience
adult
Label
Bapo, Nicholas Jose
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Short stories
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967665
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781922146632
Label
Bapo, Nicholas Jose
Publication
Note
Short stories
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052967665
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
231 pages
Isbn
9781922146632

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