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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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Summary
In a classic novel set in middle-class Chinese society on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, Fang-Hung-chien obtains a teaching position, using a degree from a fake American university, in a Chinese university--where the pseudo-intellectuals become the butt of the author's satire--and becomes trapped in an absurd and distressing marriage. Original
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
127726
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1910-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Qian, Zhongshu
Dewey number
891.1352
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Kelly, Jeanne
  • Mao, Nathan K
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True
Series statement
A New Directions Classic
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese literature
  • Chinese fiction
  • China
Target audience
adult
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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