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My South Seas Sleeping Beauty

A Tale of Memory and Longing (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan)

by Zhang, Guixing.

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Modern fiction,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • ASIA,
  • Asian - General,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Asian,
  • Love stories,
  • Translations into English,
  • Zhang, Guixing

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsValerie Jaffee (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9331385M
    ISBN 100231140584
    ISBN 109780231140584


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My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is a captivating coming-of-age tale set in the magical jungles of Borneo. Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative writers/5.

My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is an alternating narrative of life in and around the jungles of Malaysia, a mixture of fantasy and exoticism (the good kind), and of university life in Taiwan. It is a highly descriptive, occasionally erotic, and often gripping novel that will be simultaneously accessible and unfamiliar to Western readers and the translation is first-rate.

The publication of My South Seas Sleeping Beauty marks a momentous endeavour to introduce the opulent repertoire of modern Malaysian Chinese literature to Western readers.

Through the narrator Su Qi, Zhang Guixing leads his readers into both the exotic and grotesque spectacle of the Borneo jungle and the urban life of Taipei.

My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is an alternating narrative of life in and around the jungles of Malaysia, a mixture of fantasy and exoticism (the good kind), and of university life in Taiwan. It is a highly descriptive, occasionally erotic, and often gripping novel that will be simultaneously accessible and unfamiliar to Western readers and the translation is by: 8.

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Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative writers.

My South Seas Sleeping Beauty: A Tale of Memory and Longing (Modern Chinese Literature from Taiwan) FebruColumbia University Press Hardcover in English.

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My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is a captivating coming-of-age tale set in the magical jungles of Borneo. Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative writers/5(22).

My South Seas Sleeping Beauty is a captivating coming-of-age tale set in the magical jungles of Borneo. Told through the vivid recollections of a Chinese-Malay youth, the novel recounts the life of Su Qi, a troubled, sensitive son of a wealthy family, and exemplifies the imaginative range of one of Taiwan's most innovative : Columbia University Press.

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