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by Yu Hua,Allan H. Barr

  • Author: Yu Hua,Allan H. Barr
  • ISBN: 0307379353
  • ISBN13: 978-0307379351
  • ePub: 1243 kb | FB2: 1489 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Pantheon; Translation edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 570
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China in Ten Words ePub download

Nothing I've ever read captures both the power and subversive nature of youthful reading as well. For American readers curious about the upheavals of China, this may be the right moment to discover Yu Hu. -Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel "It's rare to find a work of fiction that can be hysterically funny at some points, while deeply moving and disturbing at others.

China in Ten Words depicts a morally compromised nation, plagued by escalating unemployment, class .

China in Ten Words depicts a morally compromised nation, plagued by escalating unemployment, class polarization and endemic corruption and waste. At the extremes, peasants traverse the land selling their blood to the highest bidder while multimillionaires build mansions that are replicas of the White House. The book has not been published in China, where Yu Hua still lives, yet its unflattering details are not far removed from the gold-plated toilets and artificial hymens of his previous book, the satirical novel Brothers, which sold over a million copies in his native country.

China in Ten Words is an essay collection by the contemporary Chinese author Yu Hua, who is known for his novels To Live, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, and Brothers

China in Ten Words is an essay collection by the contemporary Chinese author Yu Hua, who is known for his novels To Live, Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, and Brothers. China in Ten Words was first published in French, titled La Chine en dix mots, by the publishing house, Actes Sud in 2010 and the Chinese version was later published in Taiwan in 2011; an English translation by Allan H. Barr appeared the same year

For Yu Hua, revolution in China never disappeared but simply donned a different costume. The mad dash toward change remains. The author is hardly pedantic here, however, as he makes his points in sharply observed tales about everyday life.

For Yu Hua, revolution in China never disappeared but simply donned a different costume. The translation preserves both his simple, direct style and subtle sense of humor. More engaging than profound, Yu Hua’s essays say much about the continuing enigma that is China. Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 2011.

English] China in ten words, Yu Hua; translated from the Chinese by Allan H. Barr. Such were the words of the Confucian philosopher Mencius, citing six worthies in antiquity who su ered untold hardship before achieving greatness

English] China in ten words, Yu Hua; translated from the Chinese by Allan H. p. cm. eISBN: 978-0-307-90693-9 I. Barr, Allan Hepburn. Such were the words of the Confucian philosopher Mencius, citing six worthies in antiquity who su ered untold hardship before achieving greatness. Man is bound to make mistakes, he believed, and it is in the unceasing correction of his errors that human progress lies.

By Yu Hua Translated by Allan H. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation

By Yu Hua Translated by Allan H. Category: Asian World History Biography & Memoir Politics. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular, China in Ten Words uses personal stories and astute analysis to reveal as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In Disparity, for example, Yu Hua illustrates the expanding gaps that separate citizens of the country.

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Characterized by Yu Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the Chinese miracle and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today. Moving and elegantly crafted.

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From one of China’s most acclaimed writers, his first work of nonfiction to appear in English: a unique, intimate look at the Chinese experience over the last several decades, told through personal stories and astute analysis that sharply illuminate the country’s meteoric economic and social transformation. Framed by ten phrases common in the Chinese vernacular—“people,” “leader,” “reading,” “writing,” “Lu Xun” (one of the most influential Chinese writers of the twentieth century), “disparity,” “revolution,” “grassroots,” “copycat,” and “bamboozle”—China in Ten Words reveals as never before the world’s most populous yet oft-misunderstood nation. In “Disparity,” for example, Yu Hua illustrates the mind-boggling economic gaps that separate citizens of the country. In “Copycat,” he depicts the escalating trend of piracy and imitation as a creative new form of revolutionary action. And in “Bamboozle,” he describes the increasingly brazen practices of trickery, fraud, and chicanery that are, he suggests, becoming a way of life at every level of society. Characterized by Yu Hua’s trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the “Chinese miracle” and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.

Murn
I purchased this book to read while on my trip to China. I previously had read very little about Chinese culture and history, but wanted to learn more while traveling.

This is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read. It is fast paced and never dull. An eye-opening, whirlwind tour of how China's history has defined its culture and economy of today.

After reading, I went to pick up other books about China such as Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China, but found that "China in Ten Words" was so adept at boiling down many critical aspects of China, that the other books were made a bit dull and faded. It felt like these books were trotting out more verbose versions of themes found in "China in Ten Words".

Read this. You will not be disappointed.
Pedora
Fantastic book! I have now read 3 "popular" style books written about China, this is by far the best one. (The others were Dreaming in Chinese by Fallows- pretty good from a linguistics angle and Lost on Planet China by Troost - not horrible, but there's a lot better out there i'm sure). The author of this book, Yu Hua, is a prominent Chinese author who lives in Beijing/Hangzhou. He has written a number of very successful Chinese novels. This one, is ten essays on various parts of China. It is banned in China. It's a chinese person being honest about the Chinese government and history. This is a gold mine.

Reading and Copycat were probably my two favorite essays. In the first, he talks about growing up in the cultural revolution and scrounging around for books to read. He almost never gets past Mao's little red book and Lu Xun's various writings. He does find some books that have been extremely battered, often only partially surviving to feed his literary desires.

In copycat he talks about the chinese mentality behind making copycat products. A couple of times he has had fictitious interviews of him published and he will confront a reporter on it and the reporter simply says "it's copycat" and in the chinese culture, that justifies it.

There are many good things for him to say about China as well. This book was well written, engaging and so helpful for someone living in China to understand it a bit more. I enthusiastically recommend it to anyone looking for a thoughtful, accessible, historical and contemporary read on modern China.
Ferri - My name
This book has an ambitious/admirable title. Any attempt to summarise or describe China in ten words should make insightful reading, I would have thought. In this case, I have been disappointed.

The bulk of the book is made up of the author’s reminiscences from his childhood and adolescence while growing up during the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s and 70s. Added to these are his observations of some absurd features of modern China. In all, the book is a collection of bits and pieces which the author has put together around his ‘ten words’. For a reader who is unfamiliar with China (today, as well as the tragic history of the Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution and the Tiananmen Square incident), the book should provide interesting reading. For someone who already has basic knowledge about China, I am afraid the book lacks depth.
Keel
This was one fo the top 5 best books I read last year and the best book I have ever read by a Chinese author. I currently live in China and this book opened a world which I formerly did not have access to. People do not talk about the Cultural Revolution here in China, especially not to foreigners. My Chinese friends are too young to remember it, and my in-laws were far away enough from Beijing that they didn't experience too much of anything. When I have been told of these events by Chinese people that I am close to, it was always in hushed tones and whitewashed for my ears. This book opened China to me. China in Ten Words took me on a splendid narrative journey through time and gave me a deeper, more meaningful view of the place in which I live. I could have lived in China all of my life and never discovered one tenth of the amazing information covered in this book. The Cultural Revolution is given a new individual perspective by Yu Hua; any and all interested even a little bit in China should read this book immediately.
Hucama
Equal parts autobiography and social commentary, Yu Hua's _China in Ten Words_ makes explicit much of the underlying commentary in Yu Hua's corpus of fictional works. In treating China's past as he experienced, its tumultuous present and uncertain future, Yu Hua lays bare many of the experiences from his own life and draws on that insightful eye that fueled novels like _To Live_, _The Chronicle of a Blood Merchant_, and _Brothers_.

One of the most interesting things about the book is how Yu Hua is able to trace common threads from China's extremist communist past into the present climate of breakneck paced development and economic growth. While this is quite apparent in the words Yu Hua picks that have only emerged within the last few decades, it is even more so in the terms that have changed dramatically in the move from Cultural Revolution China to the present.

This is a great book for any China fan. Yu Hua's commentary on modern China, as always, brings to life, in vivid ways, the different social ills facing contemporary society and the myriad ways people adapt to face their new environment. Additionally, for fans of Yu Hua himself, this book provides priceless background information to his fictional work. It was be a little much for those new to China, but it is well worth it.
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