Ballad of the Huang River and Other Stories

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This book contains three novellas originally written in Chinese by the Qinghai author Jing Shi. The novellas provide a finely textured portrayal of Qinghai rural life in the twentieth century. An introduction and transcribed interview provide context to the stories and their author. From the introduction by Keith Dede: "The wide appeal of Jing Shi's fiction is certainly something he welcomes. As he sees it, literature, at one level, should be entertaining. Stories are a way for people to derive pleasure, enjoy a laugh, and while away some time. But stories are also about communication, about communicating ideas concerning the ironies of life and the trajectory of the human condition. Jing Shi thinks deeply about the people of rural Qinghai, their culture, their predicaments, their hopes, and their tragedies, and his stories communicate his thoughts about these things, but also his deep affection for the people and culture that raised him."

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Ballad of the Huang River and Other Stories

TitleBallad of the Huang River and Other Stories
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsShi, Jing, Keith Dede, and Susan Su
JournalAsian Highlands Perspectives
Volume20
Start Page1
Pagination1-242
Date Published11/2012
ISSN1925-6329
Call NumberDS1.A4739
Keywordsfiction, Hehuang, Huang River, Jing Shi
Sort Order020
Citation Keyplacul1335