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The Resource The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese, and with an introduction, by Wen Huang

The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese, and with an introduction, by Wen Huang

Label
The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up
Title
The corpse walker
Title remainder
real life stories, China from the bottom up
Statement of responsibility
Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese, and with an introduction, by Wen Huang
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
A compilation of twenty-seven extraordinary oral histories that opens a window, unlike any other, onto the lives of ordinary, often outcast, Chinese men and women. Liao Yiwu (one of the best-known writers in China because he is also one of the most censored) chose his subjects from the bottom of Chinese society: people for whom the "new" China--the China of economic growth and globalization--is no more beneficial than the old. Here are a professional mourner, a trafficker in humans, a leper, an abbot, a retired government official, a former landowner, a mortician, a feng shui master, a former Red Guard, a political prisoner, a village teacher, a blind street musician, a Falun Gong practitioner, and many others--people who have been battered by life but who have managed to retain their dignity, their humor, and their essential, complex humanity. Liao's interviews were given from 1990 to 2003.--From amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Liao, Yiwu
Dewey number
362.850951
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8736.5
LC item number
.L56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Working class
  • Social structure
  • China
  • China
Label
The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese, and with an introduction, by Wen Huang
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This translation composed of ten new pieces and sixteen pieces that were originally pulished in Chinese in Taiwan as part of 'Interviews with People from the Bottom Rung of Society, ' published by Rye Field Publishing Co., Taipei, in 2002"--Colophon
Contents
The professional mourner -- The human trafficker -- The public restroom manager -- The corpse walkers -- The leper -- The peasant emperor -- The Feng Shui master -- The Abbot -- The composer -- The rightist -- The retired official -- The former landowner -- The Yi district chief's wife -- The village teacher -- The mortician -- The neighborhood committee director -- The former red guard -- The counterrevolutionary -- The Tiananmen father -- The Falun gong practitioner -- The illegal border crosser -- The grave robber -- The safecracker -- The blind Erhu player -- The street singer -- The sleepwalker -- the migrant worker
Control code
ocn502676623
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st anchor books ed.
Extent
xiv, 328 p.
Isbn
9780307388377
Lccn
2010285512
System control number
(OCoLC)502676623
Label
The corpse walker : real life stories, China from the bottom up, Liao Yiwu ; translated from the Chinese, and with an introduction, by Wen Huang
Publication
Note
"This translation composed of ten new pieces and sixteen pieces that were originally pulished in Chinese in Taiwan as part of 'Interviews with People from the Bottom Rung of Society, ' published by Rye Field Publishing Co., Taipei, in 2002"--Colophon
Contents
The professional mourner -- The human trafficker -- The public restroom manager -- The corpse walkers -- The leper -- The peasant emperor -- The Feng Shui master -- The Abbot -- The composer -- The rightist -- The retired official -- The former landowner -- The Yi district chief's wife -- The village teacher -- The mortician -- The neighborhood committee director -- The former red guard -- The counterrevolutionary -- The Tiananmen father -- The Falun gong practitioner -- The illegal border crosser -- The grave robber -- The safecracker -- The blind Erhu player -- The street singer -- The sleepwalker -- the migrant worker
Control code
ocn502676623
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st anchor books ed.
Extent
xiv, 328 p.
Isbn
9780307388377
Lccn
2010285512
System control number
(OCoLC)502676623

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