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The Resource Peach blossom paradise, Ge Fei ; translated from the Chinese by Canaan Morse

Peach blossom paradise, Ge Fei ; translated from the Chinese by Canaan Morse

Label
Peach blossom paradise
Title
Peach blossom paradise
Statement of responsibility
Ge Fei ; translated from the Chinese by Canaan Morse
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"In 1898, China experienced one hundred days of utopia, after a cabal of reformist intellectuals persuaded the young emperor to enact sweeping changes intended to modernize the country and bring about the "Great Unity." Their movement ended in blood and the crowning of two more dictators, but not before it whetted an appetite for revolution all across the country - an appetite that would eventually consume millions of lives. One such life belongs to Xiumi, the young daughter of a wealthy landowner and former government official who goes insane over a painting, then mysteriously disappears. Days later, Xiumi's mother welcomes to the estate a young man who carries a grand but brutal vision in his heart and a gold cicada in his pocket. When his plans collapse, Xiumi inherits his vision, just as she herself begins fighting the Confucian social mores that view women as property. On her wedding day, she becomes a pawn in a series of violent transactions carried out by men who think they are building paradise; as each one fails, she attempts to repay them in kind by spearheading a movement of her own. Her campaign for change is always a fight to win control of her own body; and the cost of even that is nearly total."--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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1964-
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Ge, Fei
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2872.F364
LC item number
R4613 2020
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morse, Canaan
Series statement
New York review books classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Marriage
  • China
Label
Peach blossom paradise, Ge Fei ; translated from the Chinese by Canaan Morse
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Copyright
Note
Originally published in Chinese as Ren mian tao hua, 2004
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 377 pages
Isbn
9781681374703
Lccn
2020010224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1137831758
  • (OCoLC)on1137831758
Label
Peach blossom paradise, Ge Fei ; translated from the Chinese by Canaan Morse
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Chinese as Ren mian tao hua, 2004
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
vii, 377 pages
Isbn
9781681374703
Lccn
2020010224
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1137831758
  • (OCoLC)on1137831758

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