• Current Reads

      Life after Life Jill McCorkle
      This Is Your Captain Speaking Jon Methven
      The Starboard Sea Amber Dermont
      Snark David Denby
      Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel
  • Popular Tags

  • Recent Reflections

  • Categories

  • Moleskine’s All-Time Favorites

  • Echoes

    sumithra MAE on D.H. Lawrence’s Why the…
    To Kill a Mockingbir… on [35] To Kill A Mockingbird…
    Deanna Friel on [841] The Price of Salt (Carol…
    Minnie on [367] The Rouge of the North 怨…
    travellinpenguin on [841] The Price of Salt (Carol…
    travellinpenguin on Libreria Acqua Alta in Ve…
  • Reminiscences

  • Blog Stats

    • 1,040,397 hits
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,728 other followers

  • Advertisements

Reading Eileen Chang in English


I’m so excited to read the first ever English translation of Eileen Chang’s most popular novel. I have read the original in Chinese many times, but am still looking forward to reading the translation. The story of engineer Shijin and factory worker Manzhen is so poignantly memorable. Family pressures and a feudalistic society destroy the prospect of their future together. This translation really captures Chang’s robust lyricism and elegant prose without sacrificing the fluidity.


2 Responses

  1. Matthew, how did you like Ann Hui’s film of this book from way back in 1997 ?

  2. Matthew, What the title of this particular book? There are several english translations of Eileen Chang’s works on Amazon’s UK website. Naked Earth is due out on 5 May. Thanks.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: