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Baptism free pdf "Baptism" is the only novel written by the distinguished Chinese woman playwright, essayist, and translator, Yang Jiang. Born in 1911, she has experienced the entire sweep of China's turbulent 20th century history. The characters in this vivid, witty, and engrossing novel, set in a Beijing literary institute right after the revolution, are a group of intellectuals from the old society adjusting to a new reality. There is a love story, intrigue, back-biting, and deception, familiar circumstances of academic life. But in the end, all must undergo the harrowing ordeal of public confession in the first great purge of the 1950's. As each responds with subterfuge, terror, or humility, they reveal more about their souls than about their politics. "Baptism" should also have wide appeal to general readers, especially those with an interest in China with its style is direct and fast-moving with vivid characters and universal plot motifs. It will also be a welcome addition to university courses in modern Chinese literature or Chinese history and politics. The author is well-known, and passages from this novel have already been quoted, in English, in books about the period. Her memoir of life during the Cultural Revolution has been translated twice and widely read.

About Yang Jiang

Yang Jiang, born in 1911, is one of China's most eminent playwrights, essayists, memoirists and translators. She studied at Oxford and the Sorbonne during the 1930s, then returned to China where for many years she was a member of the Literary Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In recent years she has published a translation of Plato's Phaedo and a memoir of her family, We Three. Baptism is her only novel. It was published in China in 1986, when she was 75, and has been in print ever since.

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Author : Yang Jiang
Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
Data Published : 15 March 2007
ISBN : 9622098312
EAN : 9789622098312
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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