La Cina In Dieci Parole

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: 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

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307377982
Grandezza: 16,63 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

Autore: Jung Chang
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106495
Grandezza: 12,36 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.

China In Ten Words

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307739791
Grandezza: 65,45 MB
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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.

Quotations From Chairman Mao Tsetung

Autore: Zedong Mao
Editore: China Books
ISBN: 9780835123884
Grandezza: 27,17 MB
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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

Autore: Qiu Xiaolong
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312538743
Grandezza: 62,26 MB
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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.

The Seventh Day

Autore: Yu Hua
Editore: Anchor
ISBN: 0804197873
Grandezza: 65,32 MB
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From the acclaimed author of Brothers and To Live: a major new novel that limns the joys and sorrows of life in contemporary China. Yang Fei was born on a moving train. Lost by his mother, adopted by a young switchman, raised with simplicity and love, he is utterly unprepared for the tempestuous changes that await him and his country. As a young man, he searches for a place to belong in a nation that is ceaselessly reinventing itself, but he remains on the edges of society. At age forty-one, he meets an accidental and unceremonious death. Lacking the money for a burial plot, he must roam the afterworld aimlessly, without rest. Over the course of seven days, he encounters the souls of the people he’s lost. As Yang Fei retraces the path of his life, we meet an extraordinary cast of characters: his adoptive father, his beautiful ex-wife, his neighbors who perished in the demolition of their homes. Traveling on, he sees that the afterworld encompasses all the casualties of today’s China—the organ sellers, the young suicides, the innocent convicts—as well as the hope for a better life to come. Yang Fei’s passage maps the contours of this vast nation—its absurdities, its sorrows, and its soul. Vivid, urgent, and panoramic, The Seventh Day affirms Yu Hua’s place as the standard-bearer of modern Chinese fiction. From the Hardcover edition.

The Evolution Man

Autore: Roy Lewis
Editore: Corgi Books
ISBN: 9780552993463
Grandezza: 28,54 MB
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Vista: 9132
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The Jungle Book

Autore: Rudyard Kipling
Editore:
ISBN:
Grandezza: 80,21 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 620
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Human Acts

Autore: Han Kang
Editore: Hogarth
ISBN: 1101906731
Grandezza: 45,33 MB
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Vegetarian, a “rare and astonishing” (The Observer) portrait of political unrest and the universal struggle for justice In the midst of a violent student uprising in South Korea, a young boy named Dong-ho is shockingly killed. The story of this tragic episode unfolds in a sequence of interconnected chapters as the victims and the bereaved encounter suppression, denial, and the echoing agony of the massacre. From Dong-ho’s best friend who meets his own fateful end; to an editor struggling against censorship; to a prisoner and a factory worker, each suffering from traumatic memories; and to Dong-ho's own grief-stricken mother; and through their collective heartbreak and acts of hope is the tale of a brutalized people in search of a voice. An award-winning, controversial bestseller, Human Acts is a timeless, pointillist portrait of an historic event with reverberations still being felt today, by turns tracing the harsh reality of oppression and the resounding, extraordinary poetry of humanity.