Camel Xiangzi

Camel Xiangzi

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Camel Xiangzi not only marks the peak of Lao She's career as a professional writer, but it also registers a new approach to the representation of China in its absurdist situation. The novel shows Lao She at his best the work of a mature writer, who excels in his mastery of narrative techniques, as well as his prophetic vision of the future of China. For this reason, it can be read as an ""epic"" of modern China.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 600 pages
  • 178 x 254 x 15mm | 780g
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 9629961970
  • 9789629961978
  • 1,566,646

About Lao She

Renowned for his absurdist re-visioning of the world and experimentation with the techniques of humour in his satirical writings. Lao She (pen-name of Shu Qingchun, also named Sheyu, 1899-1966) is one of the few writers who has written on almost all of the major events in modern China. To say that his works are mirrors of modern Chinese sociocultural changes is no exaggeration. His works, fictional and dramatic, are not simply historical writings; but the author's reflections upon history, as well as the voices of the common people trapped in the social turmoil in modern China.
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2 6% (104)
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