Die Tränen des Porzellans
Die Tränen des Porzellans
Author:
陳玉慧
Translator:
Ilka Schneider
Publisher/Year:
Dryas Verlag, 2014
ISBN:
978-3-940855-56-5
Chansons: Gedichte von Bai Qiu
Chansons: Gedichte von Bai Qiu
Author:
白萩 Bai Qiu
Translator:
梁景峰
Publisher/Year:
春暉出版社,2012
ISBN:
978-986-6327-78-0
Pages:
140
Introduction:
Jiang Gui (also Chiang Kuei, real name Wang Lin-du; 1908-1980) was born in Xiangzhou, Zhucheng County, Shandong Province, China. Originally a KMT soldier, he published a number of novels in Mainland China, including Lost, White Coffin, and Darkside. After moving to Taiwan in 1948, he became one of only very few representatives of the anti-communist writers in the 1950’s, and carried out vibrant creative activities. The Whirlwind is his first best known masterpiece. Among Jiang Gui’s two dozen works, The Whirlwind was awarded the Chinese Literature Award. He was the first recipient of the Wu Sanlien Award. The Whirlwind was included in the ‘Top 100 Chinese Novels of the Twentieth Century’ and the ‘Thirty Classics of Taiwanese Literature.’ This novel, set in China’s Shandong province in the 1930’s, depicts the local Communist Party and developments in the Sino-Japanese War and the Civil War, when the feudal order made way for a new political era. The novel masterfully blends vivid descriptions of the complex human relations of those days with a thorough representation of incidents and trends of the era.