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The Resource The ancient ship, Zhang Wei ; translated by Howard Goldblatt

The ancient ship, Zhang Wei ; translated by Howard Goldblatt

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The ancient ship
Title
The ancient ship
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Zhang Wei ; translated by Howard Goldblatt
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Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
General Adult. In his epic novel, originally published in 17, Zhang explores Chinas upheaval in the decades after the creation of the Peoples Republic in 19. At the heart of the story are the three major families in the small town of Wali. The Sui family was among the wealthiest until political change left them with little more than grief and anger. The Zhao clan, on the other hand, rose to power during the revolutions violence, some of which the clan helped direct at the Suis. The Li clan, known for eccentricities, pushed the town toward industrialization. As the nonlinear narrative spirals backwards and forwards through time, the disturbing details of Walis history are unearthed, including graphic descriptions of the cruel punishments meted out in the name of reform (and revenge). In Zhangs capable hands, Wali becomes a microcosm of the turmoil China underwent during the pivotal political and cultural moments of the 20th century. Written two years before the Tiananmen Square protests, this multilayered historical tale of remembrance, accountability and the role stories play in peoples lives is a powerful one
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Summary
The lives and fortunes of three generations of the Sui, Zhao, and Li families intertwine in the northern Chinese town of Wali in the four decades following the creation of the People's Republic in 1949, as they deal with the Land Reform Movement, the famine of 1959-1961, the Great Leap Forward, the Anti-Rightist Campaign, and the Cultural Revolution. Original. 20,000 first printing
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273275
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DLC
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1956 Nov. 7-
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Zhang, Wei
Dewey number
895.1/352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1939-
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Goldblatt, Howard
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True
Series statement
Modern Chinese classics
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  • Zhang, Wei
  • Zhang, Wei
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
The ancient ship, Zhang Wei ; translated by Howard Goldblatt
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Publication
Note
Translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Control code
000042817123
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 451 p.
Isbn
9780061436901
Lccn
2008010779
Other control number
2807778
System control number
(OCoLC)213223731
Label
The ancient ship, Zhang Wei ; translated by Howard Goldblatt
Link
Publication
Note
Translated from Chinese by Howard Goldblatt
Control code
000042817123
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 451 p.
Isbn
9780061436901
Lccn
2008010779
Other control number
2807778
System control number
(OCoLC)213223731

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