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Author: Mo Yan
Translated by Howard Goldblatt
9780857421609 | PB | pp. 124 | 2012 | Seagull Books
Through a mixture of fantasy and reality, Change describes the political and social changes in China using a bottom-up rather than top-down view of the country in flux.
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In Change, Mo Yan, winner of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Literature, personalizes the political and social changes in his country over the past few decades in this novella disguised as autobiography–or vice versa. Unlike most historical narratives from China, which are pegged to political events, Change is a representative of ‘people’s history’, a bottom-up rather than top-down view of a country in flux. By moving back and forth in time and focusing on small events and everyday people, Mo Yan breathes life into history by describing the effects of larger-than-life events on the average citizen.
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About the Contributors
The author has been described as ‘one of the most famous, oft-banned and widely pirated of all Chinese writers’. His works have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including English, German and French and his honours include the Kiriyama Prize Notable Books (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2005), Fukuoka Asian Culture Prize XVII(2006), Man Asian Literary Prize nominee (for Big Breasts and Wide Hips, 2007), Newman Prize for Chinese Literature (for Sontag, 2009) and the Nobel Prize in Literature, 2012.
The translator is research professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame. He has published English translations of more than 30 novels and story collections by writers from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. He has also authored and edited half a dozen books on Chinese literature.
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