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Recommended short story books (10)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. If you are into short story here are some short story books from China for the next part of the Read Around The World Challenge.

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A Thousand Years of Good Prayers : Stories by Yiyun Li EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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Brilliant and original, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers introduces a remarkable new writer whose breathtaking stories are set in China and among Chinese Americans in the United States. In this rich, astonishing collection, Yiyun Li illuminates how mythology, politics, history, and culture intersect with personality to create fate. From the bustling heart of Beijing, to a fast-food restaurant in Chicago, to the barren expanse of Inner Mongolia, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers reveals worlds both foreign and familiar, with heartbreaking honesty and in beautiful prose. “Immortality,” winner of ... continue

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Bliss Montage : Stories by Ling Ma EN

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"A new creation by the author of Severance, the stories in Bliss Montage crash through our carefully built mirages"--

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Golden Age : A Novel by Wang Xiaobo EN

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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"At the time Wang was writing, novels about the Cultural Revolution tended to be fairly conventional tales of how good people suffered nobly during this decade of madness. The system itself was rarely called into question. Wang’s book was radically different . . . The idea of how to stand up to power underlies Golden Age." —Ian Johnson, The New York Times Book Review Like Gary Shteyngart or Michel Houellebecq, Wang Xiaobo is a Chinese literary icon whose satire forces us to reconsider the ironies of history. “Apparently, there was a rumour that Chen Qingyang and I were having an affair. She wa... continue

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My Beijing : Four Stories of Everyday Wonder by Nie Jun EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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"Four short stories set in a hutong, or residential alleyway, of Beijing, China. Yu'er, her grandfather, and their eccentric neighbors experience the magic of everyday life."--

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Red Rose, White Rose by Ailing Zhang, Eileen Chang EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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There were two women in Zhenbao�s life: one he called his white rose, the other his red rose. One was a spotless wife, the other a passionate mistress. Isn�t that just how the average man describe a chaste widow�s devotion to her husband�s memory � as spotless, and passionate too? Maybe every man has had two such women � at least two. Marry a red rose and eventually she�ll be a mosquito-blood streak smeared on the wall, while the white one is �moonlight in front of my bed.� Marry a white rose, and before long she�ll be a grain of sticky rice that�s gotten stuck to your clothes; the red one, by... continue

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Rouge Street : Three Novellas by Shuang Xuetao EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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"'Moses on the plain' ... was orignally published in the short story collection with the same title by Thinkingdom/Baihua Literature and Arts Publishing House, 2016"--Title page verso.

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Taipei People by Pai Hsien-yung EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
Description:
The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan.

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The Corpse Walker and Other True Stories of Life in China by Yiwu Liao EN

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Country: Asia / China flag China
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The Corpse Walker is a collection of twenty-seven extraordinary interviews that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women. Liao Yiwu reconstructs conversations he had between 1990 and 2008 with a range of remarkable people- a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, a former landowner, a mortician, a feng shui master, a former Red Guard, a political prisoner, a village teacher, a blind street musician, a Falun Gong practitioner and a corpse walker. The result is an idiosyncratic, powerfu... continue

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The Handsome Monk and Other Stories by Tsering Dondrup EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / China flag China
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Tsering Döndrup is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed authors writing in Tibetan today. In a distinct voice rich in black humor and irony, he describes the lives of Tibetans in contemporary China with wit, empathy, and a passionate sense of justice. The Handsome Monk and Other Stories brings together short stories from across Tsering Döndrup’s career to create a panorama of Tibetan society. With a love for the sparse yet vivid language of traditional Tibetan life, Tsering Döndrup tells tales of hypocritical lamas, crooked officials, violent conflicts, and loyal yaks. His nomad ch... continue