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Chinese Literature Challenge

The Chinese Literature Challenge may very well end my year-long hiatus on participating in reading challenge. A minimum of one book and its review is required to complete this challenge. Books either written by a Chinese author or books about China (including Hong Kong and Macau) or Taiwan. Without effort I come up with this list:

Till Morning Comes Suyin Han
Rickshaw Boy Lao She 《駱駝祥子》 老舍
Collected Short Stories Lu Xun 《故事新編》 魯迅
Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio Pu Songling 《聊齋誌異》 蒲松齡
The Song of Everlasting Sorrow Wang Anyi 《長恨歌》 王安憶
The Rouge of the North Eileen Chang 《怨女》 張愛玲
The Rice Sprout Song Eileen Chang 《秧歌》 張愛玲

I’m leaning toward classics and contemporary literature.

7 Responses

  1. a great and interesting challenge. they always help us expand our focus.

  2. I’ll be very interested to hear about these books as I haven’t heard of any of them before.

  3. […] second book for Chinese Literature Challenge is the work of another Chinese literary master in the early 20th century. An Affair of Half a Life […]

  4. Please reup this challenge in 2013, since Moyan won a noble.

    • I know. Since the announcement of the award, all these new editions/new translations of his works flooded the bookstore. Now I don’t even know where to begin.

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