La Cina In Dieci Parole

Author: Yu Hua
Editor: Feltrinelli Editore
ISBN: 8858821653
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“La società cinese di oggi è grottesca: bellezza e oscenità, progresso e arretratezza coesistono” Un illuminante e coraggioso vademecum del pianeta Cina, articolato in dieci parole chiave – alcune storiche come “popolo” e “rivoluzione”, altre più recenti come “taroccato” e “intortare” –, in cui Yu Hua tocca i punti nevralgici di una società malata e svela cosa si nasconde dietro i numeri trionfali di uno sviluppo tanto rapido quanto sbilanciato. La Cina in dieci parole non è un’invettiva che strizza l’occhio al lettore, ma un canto appassionato delle sofferenze di un popolo, della meschinità degli esseri umani e della loro grandezza. È coraggioso perché racconta lo svuotamento di senso della parola “popolo” del dopo Tian’anmen, l’insospettabile fallimento delle Olimpiadi di Pechino, la tragedia di orde di venditori abusivi, l’orrore delle demolizioni forzate e un paese dove non esistono più leader. Ma soprattutto, Yu Hua ama raccontare storie, tenere, comiche, esilaranti, terribili, commoventi: migliaia di bambini nelle campagne remote che ignorano il gioco del calcio, Obama che campeggia sorridente sui cartelloni pubblicitari di un’imitazione del BlackBerry, gente che si accalca per strada per stringere la mano a “una sosia” di Mao… La Cina raccontata in dieci parole da uno dei più grandi scrittori cinesi: dieci paia di occhi con cui osservare il paese, dieci prospettive diverse in cui si intrecciano grandi e piccole storie che rivelano il cuore nascosto dell’universo cinese.

Brothers

Author: Yu Hua
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307377982
Size: 20,54 MB
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A bestseller in China, Brothers is an epic and wildly unhinged black comedy of modern Chinese society running amok. Here is China as we've never seen it before, in a sweeping, Rabelaisian panorama of forty years of rough-and-rumble Chinese history, from the madness of the Cultural Revolution to the equally rabid madness of extreme materialism. Yu Hua, award-winning author of To Live, gives us a surreal tale of two comically mismatched stepbrothers, Baldy Li, a sex-obsessed ne'er-do-well, and the bookish, sensitive Song Gang, who vow that they will always be brothers—a bond they will struggle to maintain over the years as they weather the ups and downs of rivalry in love and making and losing millions in the new China. Both tragic and absurd by turns, Brothers is a fascinating vision of an extraordinary place and time. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Wild Swans

Author: Jung Chang
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106495
Size: 14,55 MB
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The story of three generations in twentieth-century China that blends the intimacy of memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history—a bestselling classic in thirty languages with more than ten million copies sold around the world, now with a new introduction from the author. An engrossing record of Mao’s impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love, Jung Chang describes the extraordinary lives and experiences of her family members: her grandmother, a warlord’s concubine; her mother’s struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents’ experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal during the Cultural Revolution. Chang was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen, then worked as a peasant, a “barefoot doctor,” a steelworker, and an electrician. As the story of each generation unfolds, Chang captures in gripping, moving—and ultimately uplifting—detail the cycles of violent drama visited on her own family and millions of others caught in the whirlwind of history.

To Live

Author: Yu Hua
Editor: Anchor
ISBN: 0307429792
Size: 16,49 MB
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From the author of Brothers and China in Ten Words: this celebrated contemporary classic of Chinese literature was also adapted for film by Zhang Yimou. This searing novel, originally banned in China but later named one of that nation’s most influential books, portrays one man’s transformation from the spoiled son of a landlord to a kindhearted peasant. After squandering his family’s fortune in gambling dens and brothels, the young, deeply penitent Fugui settles down to do the honest work of a farmer. Forced by the Nationalist Army to leave behind his family, he witnesses the horrors and privations of the Civil War, only to return years later to face a string of hardships brought on by the ravages of the Cultural Revolution. Left with an ox as the companion of his final years, Fugui stands as a model of gritty authenticity, buoyed by his appreciation for life in this narrative of humbling power.

China In Ten Words

Author: Yu Hua
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307739791
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A first work of non-fiction available in English by the James Joyce Foundation Award-winning Chinese author of Brothers is presented through a framework of ten common phrases in the Chinese vernacular to offer insight into the nation's modern economic gaps, cultural transformations and ubiquitous practices of deception.

Winter In White

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Editor: Little Simon
ISBN: 9780689853654
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Silent hush of snowy white... This jewel of a book celebrates the wonders of winter, from snow dancing across branches to the scrape of an ice skate across a pond to the whoosh of a sled down a hill. With magnificent pop-ups by legendary writer, artist, and paper engineer Robert Sabuda, this book is a joy to share and a perfect book to give to celebrate the winter season in all its glory.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tsetung

Author: Zedong Mao
Editor: China Books
ISBN: 9780835123884
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This new reprint brings back our best-selling book to date, in the familiar red plastic cover. Still popular as a textbook and primary document of the Cultural Revolution. The book that changed the world and shaped a generation of Chinese people, it contains the essence of Mao's philosophy, political thinking and military strategy.

The Mao Case

Author: Qiu Xiaolong
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312538743
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Inspector Chen investigates a young woman, the granddaughter of an actress who was once close to Mao, who may be in possession of an object that would bring dishonor to the Chairman's memory.

Red Sorghum

Author: Mo Yan
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101656956
Size: 19,92 MB
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The acclaimed novel of love and resistance during late 1930s China by Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in LiteratureSpanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. A legend in China, where it won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film directed by Zhang Yimou, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new—and unforgettable.

Author: Matteo Ricci
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231149247
Size: 15,86 MB
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"On Friendship, with its total of one hundred sayings, is the perfect gift for friends."--Feng Yingjing, renowned scholar and civic official, 1601 Matteo Ricci (1552-1610) is best known as the Italian Jesuit missionary who brought Christianity to China. He also published a landmark text on friendship--the first book to be written in Chinese by a European--that instantly became a late Ming best seller. On Friendship distilled the best ideas on friendship from Renaissance Latin texts into one hundred pure and provocative Chinese maxims. Written in a masterful classical style, Ricci's sayings established his reputation as a great sage and the sentiments still ring true. Available for the first time in English, On Friendship matches a carefully edited Chinese text with a facing-page English translation and includes notes on sources and biographical, historical, and cultural information. Still admired in China for its sophistication and inspirational wisdom, On Friendship is a delightful cross-cultural work by a crucial and fascinating historical figure. It is also an excellent tool for learning Chinese, pairing a superb model of the classical language with an accessible and accurate translation.