The Book of Change
Book of Change by Eileen Chang
Book DescriptionThis story is about a young girl who traveled from Shanghai to Hong Kong to attend a university, which is transparently Hong Kong University. In the midst of her studies, the Second World War broke out and Hong Kong fell to the Japanese army. The novel ends with the girl returning to Shanghai.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789888028207
Classification: Historical fiction
Format: Paperback (212mm x 137mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2010
Country of Publication: Hong Kong
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Half a Lifelong Romance, Paperback (July 2014)
Manjing is a young worker in a Shanghai factory, where she meets Shujun, the son of wealthy merchants. Despite family complications, they fall in love and begin to dream of a shared life together - until circumstances force them apart. When they are reunited after a separation of many years, can they start their relationship again?
Written on Water, Paperback (November 2007)
Offers essays on art, literature, war, and urban life, as well as autobiographical reflections. The author takes in the sights and sounds of wartime Shanghai and Hong Kong, with the tremors of national upheaval and the drone of warplanes in the background, and fuses explorations of urban life, literary trends, domestic habits, and historic events.
Sing-Song Girls of Shanghai, Paperback (November 2007)» View all books by Eileen Chang
Presents a story of desire and virtue set in the pleasure quarters of nineteenth-century Shanghai. This novel reveals a world populated by lonely souls who seek consolation amid the pleasures and decadence of Shanghai's demimonde.
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Author Biography - Eileen Chang
Eileen Chang is now recognized as one of the greatest modern Chinese writers, though she was completely erased from official histories in mainland China at one time. She was the most popular writer in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during World War II, with English and Chinese stories focusing on human frailties rather than nationalist propaganda. For her non-committal politics and idiosyncrasies, she was boycotted by fellow writers after the war and forced to the margins of literary respectability.
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