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Fortress Besieged

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Published by New Directions Publishing Corporation .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Literary,
  • Chinese Novel And Short Story,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJonathan Spence (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages416
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8000005M
    ISBN 100811215520
    ISBN 109780811215527

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The greatest Chinese novel of the twentieth century, Fortress Besieged is a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of parodic fiction that plays with Western literary traditions, philosophy, and middle-class Chinese society in the Republican era.

Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, our hapless hero Fang Hung-chien (á la Emma Bovary), with no particular goal in life and with a bogus /5(20).

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Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese War, our hapless hero Fang Hung-chien (á la Emma Bovary), with no particular goal in life and with a bogus degree from a fake American university in hand, returns home to Shanghai. On the French liner home, he meets two Chinese beauties, Miss Su and Miss Pao.

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With the support of his wife Yang Jiang, Qian embarked on a literary journey in. Other articles where Fortress Besieged is discussed: Qian Zhongshu: short stories; and Weicheng (; Fortress Besieged), a novel.

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On the liner back, Fang’s life becomes deeply entangled with those of two Chinese. The greatest Chinese novel of the twentieth century, Fortress Besieged is a classic of world literature, a masterpiece of parodic fiction that plays with Western literary traditions, philosophy, and middle-class Chinese society in the Republican era.

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'Fortress Besieged' is ultimately a darkly comic novel, but attempting to classify it absolutely would be to overlook the incredible range of Zhongshu's writing. Perhaps the book's most impressive fact is the seamless evolution of its tone and style as Hung-Chien's world changes.4/5(13).

Fortress Besieged (New Directions Classic) by Qian Zhongshu. New Directions Classic (Book 0) Thanks for Sharing. You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed : New Directions. The manuscript of a second book, Baihe Xin (literally Lily Heart, inspired by the French expression cœur d'artichaut), was lost when he and his family moved to Beijing in the summer ofand Fortress Besieged remained out of print on both the mainland and Taiwan until the early s.

Fortress Besieged Qian Zhongshu. Year: Language: english ISBN Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for ."The e-book of 'Fortress Besieged' by iReader is the licensed copy, and the other versions on the market are pirated," Zang Yongqing, director of the People's Literature Publishing House, said in.'Fortress Besieged' is an intricately crafted comedy of manners, satirizing courtship and marriage.

After Hung-chien marries Sun Jou-chia their respective families interfere constantly, disrupting and complicating their lives and contributing to the slow, painful disintegration of their relationship.