Dream of Ding Village
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Dream of Ding Village

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'It's sharp, fresh, sexy, funny and highly recommended' Sydney Morning Herald 'Drips with the kind of satire that can only come from deep within the machinery of Chinese communism' Financial Timesshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 25mm | 462g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • The Text Publishing Company
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • 1921520183
  • 9781921520181

Review quote

`The Chinese novelist Yan Lianke is one of that country's greatest literary exports...[Dream of Ding Village] can be read on several levels, as the story of a rural village; as a description of several power struggles; as a ghost story; as a portrait of a regime gone mad.' * Otago Daily Times * `Based on the blood-selling scandal in Lianke's home province of Henan, this is a devastating tale...As China rushes headlong into the global economy, it's a stark warning.' * Adelaide Advertiser * `Dream of Ding Village paints a riveting and disturbing portrait of village life in the grip of epidemic...as an expose of mind-boggling greed, corruption and failure of government in the spread of AIDS through blood-selling, Ding Village is powerful and peerless.' * Sydney Morning Herald *show more

About Yan Lianke

Yan Lianke was born in 1958 in Henan Province, China. Text has published his novels Serve the People! and Dream of Ding Village, which was shortlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize. Lianke has won two of China's most prestigious literary awards: the Lu Xan Prize and the Lao She Award. He lives in Bejing.show more