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Description - Baptism by Yang Jiang by Yang Jiang

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789622098312
ISBN-10: 9622098312
Format: Paperback
(221mm x 145mm x 20mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Hong Kong University Press
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: Hong Kong

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Author Biography - 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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