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The Resource The English Class

The English Class

Label
The English Class
Title
The English Class
Statement of responsibility
Ouyang Yu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'An utterly authentic story which deepens our understanding of both Chinese and Australian culture, an epic journey across languages and cultures, recounted with all Ouyang Yu's compelling honesty and passion.' Alex Miller At the end of the Cultural Revolution in China in the late 1970s Jing, an educated youth who has spent a few years as a peasant in the countryside, becomes a truck driver in a provincial shipyard. He manages to teach himself English in adverse circumstances while driving his truck, eventually passing the examination to get into the English Class at Donghu University. There, he meets with classmates from vastly different cultural backgrounds and falls in love with Deirdre, the estranged partner of Dr Wagner the English teacher. This engaging and masterful novel explores the aspiration of many to migrate to English speaking countries. Like much of Ouyang's work it subtly deconstructs the mechanisms of colonialism against an increasingly vibrant Chinese economy. The vivid fictional life of a Chinese truck driver who aspires to the western life is finely realised. The English Class is a triumph, a novel at once wise, brave and entertaining
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377201
Cataloging source
ANL
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1955-
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Yu, Ouyang
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
The English Class
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:407a843e-afa2-42e9-97bc-8facf0b4fe30
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924095
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The English Class
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:407a843e-afa2-42e9-97bc-8facf0b4fe30
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921924095
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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