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The Resource Fortress besieged, By Qian Zhongshu ; translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence

Fortress besieged, By Qian Zhongshu ; translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence

Label
Fortress besieged
Title
Fortress besieged
Statement of responsibility
By Qian Zhongshu ; translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence
Title variation
Wei cheng
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
A classic of Chinese literature, this magnificent litany of mishaps begins on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, when Fang Hung-chien, with no particular goal in life and a bogus degree from a fake university in hand, returns home to Shanghai, meeting two Chinese beauties, Miss Su and Miss Pao, on the way. Fang eventually obtains a teaching post at a newly established university in the interior, where he encounters effete pseudo-intellectuals. Soon he falls into a marriage of Nabokovian proportions of distress and absurdity
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Review
The author's 1947 comedic novel opens as the first shots in the second Sino-Japanese War are being fired, with protagonist Fang Hung-Chien returning to Shanghai. Although his education consists primarily of a fake degree from a nonexistent American university, Fang lands a teaching position, which offers Qian the opportunity to spoof academic pseudointellectuals. --Michael Rogers (Reviewed March 1, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 4, p113)
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127726
Cataloging source
DLC
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1910-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Qian, Zhongshu
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kelly, Jeanne
  • Mao, Nathan K
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True
Series statement
A New Directions Classic
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  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese fiction
  • China
Label
Fortress besieged, By Qian Zhongshu ; translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003017221.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Parallel title in Chinese characters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Foreword -- Translators' Preface -- Introduction -- Fortress Besieged -- Notes
Control code
000024843347
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 395 p.
Isbn
9780811215527
Lccn
2003017221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52765820
Label
Fortress besieged, By Qian Zhongshu ; translated by Jeanne Kelly and Nathan K. Mao, with a foreword by Jonathan Spence
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip047/2003017221.html
Publication
Note
Parallel title in Chinese characters
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine derived contents note: Contents -- Foreword -- Translators' Preface -- Introduction -- Fortress Besieged -- Notes
Control code
000024843347
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 395 p.
Isbn
9780811215527
Lccn
2003017221
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)52765820

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