Rickshaw : The Novel Lo-t'o hsiang tzu

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The sights, sounds, and smells of early twentieth century Peking are reproduced in a socialist novel depicting the dehumanization of a worker who both represents and is victimized by a sick society
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 453.59g
  • Honolulu, HI, United States
  • English
  • 0824806166
  • 9780824806163

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Rickshaw is a new translation of the twentieth-century Chinese classic Lo-t'o Hsiang Tzu, the first important study of a laborer in modern Chinese literature. While the rest of the Chinese literary world debated hotly, and for years, the value of proletarian literature, Lao She wrote the novel that the left wing insisted on but failed to produce.
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""One of the most accessible and evocative works of Chinese fiction."" --Times Literary Supplement
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About She Lao

Lao She was born in Beijing in 1899 and spent most of his life in China. His family was very poor, and were it not for a rich uncle who sponsored his education, it is likely that he would have been illiterate. From 1924 until 1930, he taught Chinese language and literature at London University's School of Oriental Studies. He read widely in English literature and particularly admired the works of Charles Dickens, to whom he has been compared. His life was distinguished by dynamic energy and constant hard work, resulting in a body of literature that has endeared him to his readers. He died during the Cultural Revolution in 1966.
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