Death in a Cornfield: And Other Stories from Contemporary Taiwan Chiu-kuei Wang

ISBN: 9780195861785

Published: August 4th 1994

Paperback

256 pages


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Death in a Cornfield: And Other Stories from Contemporary Taiwan  by  Chiu-kuei Wang

Death in a Cornfield: And Other Stories from Contemporary Taiwan by Chiu-kuei Wang
August 4th 1994 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780195861785 | 9.74 Mb

The past decade has brought dramatic changes to Taiwan: more sophisticated industry, increased political freedoms, and greater challenges to traditional social relations. All the while, a new order has yet to be firmly established. Taiwans writers have not ignored these transformations, and have addressed their work to the new situation with wit and ingenuity.The thirteen short stories collected here serve as witness to the changes that have gripped Taiwanese society. Whether exposing assumptions about the gulf between rural and urban islanders, examining the aftermath of the islands Cultural Revolution, sex roles, the newly rich, or disentangling the effects of modernization, the author of each story presents the reader with a fully realized fiction that builds on and adds to our understanding of todays Taiwan.Translated from the Chinese by the staff of the National Institute of Translation and Compilation, Taipei, these stories will appeal to all readers intrigued by the fictive portrait of a culture in transition.



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