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Short Stories in Chinese: New Penguin Parallel Text

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Short Stories in Chinese: New Penguin Parallel Text

Edited by John Balcom

Here is the perfect introduction to contemporary fiction from the world's most spoken language. These eight short stories, with parallel translations, offer students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer to a dictionary. Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from a story by Li Rui about the honest simplicity of a Shanxi farmer to a story by Ma Yuan exposing the seamy underside of contemporary urban society. Complete with notes, these selections make excellent reading in either language.

Short Stories in Chinese: New Penguin Parallel Text - About the Author

John Balcom is an award-winning translator, a past president of the American Literary Translators Association, and an associate professor and the head of the Chinese program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Product Description

Short Stories in Chinese: New Penguin Parallel Text

Edited by John Balcom

Here is the perfect introduction to contemporary fiction from the world's most spoken language. These eight short stories, with parallel translations, offer students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature without having constantly to refer to a dictionary. Richly diverse in themes and styles, the stories are by both new and well-established writers and range from a story by Li Rui about the honest simplicity of a Shanxi farmer to a story by Ma Yuan exposing the seamy underside of contemporary urban society. Complete with notes, these selections make excellent reading in either language.

Short Stories in Chinese: New Penguin Parallel Text - About the Author

John Balcom is an award-winning translator, a past president of the American Literary Translators Association, and an associate professor and the head of the Chinese program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Short Stories
Book Format Parallel Text
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin
Number of pages 256
Dimensions 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.2 cm
ISBN 9780143118350
Date of Publication 27 Jun 2013
Language Chinese (Mandarin)
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Introductory notes in English that set the book in its social and literary context
  • Short stories from leading, contemporary Chinese authors
  • full unabridged text in Mandarin Chinese
  • Complete word-for-word translation in English on facing page
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of foreign literature accessible to the intermediate language learner.
  • Perfect for taking on holiday as there's no need to take a dictionary
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