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Memories of Peking: South Side Stories




Memories of Peking
South Side Stories (Bilingual Traditional Chinese-English)

By  
LIN Haiyin (Author)

The Chinese University Press, 2003
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    About this book

A portrayal of the adult world in Peking of the 1930s, as seen through the eyes of a little girl. The five sequential stories in the volume are constructed in terms of theme and character development and, as such, can be read as a novel.
 
    About the author

Lin Hai-yin is a prolific writer and was the editor of the literary page of United Daily News and The Literary Monthly before establishing her own publishing house. Nancy C. Ing has translated several collections of short stories and is presently editor of The Chinese PEN, the English quarterly of the Taipei Chinese Center, International P.E.N. Chi Pang-yuan is professor of English at National Taiwan University and chief editor of An Anthology of Contemporary Chinese Literature.
 
    Recommendation
 
As a prolific writer, LIN Haiyin established her reputation with the famous autobiographical novel Memories of Peking: South Side Stories (Chengnan Jiushi), published in the 1960's. Through the observant and precocious little girl, Ying-tzu, it tells five sequential stories of a Taiwanese family living in Peking in the 1920s. When six years old, Ying-tzu helps to unite a mad woman who lives at 'Hui-an Hostel' with her long-lost daughter. When her mother gives birth to her fourth younger sister, she helps to stop a growing romance between an attractive woman and her father. On the day she graduates from primary school, her childhood comes to an end as her father passes away. Readers sense a touch of loss, sadness, and bewilderment in Ying-tzu's understanding and handling of the adult world through LIN Haiyin's great sensitivity and her proficient lyrical writing style. This book is a bilingual English-traditional Chinese version.
 
    Details
 
ISBN: 9789629960124
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Sizes: 211x140mm
Publication: 1/2003
Weight: 484g
Languages:
English, Chinese



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