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The Resource Panic and deaf : two modern satires, Liang Xiaosheng ; translated by Hanming Chen ; edited by James O. Belcher

Panic and deaf : two modern satires, Liang Xiaosheng ; translated by Hanming Chen ; edited by James O. Belcher

Label
Panic and deaf : two modern satires
Title
Panic and deaf
Title remainder
two modern satires
Statement of responsibility
Liang Xiaosheng ; translated by Hanming Chen ; edited by James O. Belcher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
  • "Educated Youth. The Lost Generation. They served Mao's Cultural Revolution as Red Guards in the late 1960s, only to be sacrificed to that same revolution a decade later when they were rusticated to desolate communes and the wastelands of northern China. When they were allowed to return to the cities, they found themselves dislocated once again, this time by the social and economic upheavals of the post-Mao era
  • A former Red Guard and one of China's most accomplished satirists, Liang Xiaosheng follows his compatriots as they make their way through the morass of petty corruption, bureaucratic back-biting, and opportunism that is the new New China
  • In a tone deceptively light and humorous, Liang expresses the financial and sexual frustration, pathetic mediocrity, and impotent resentment of aging "educated youth" trapped in a public sector rendered increasingly superfluous by the brash economic dynamism of China's new entrepreneurial class."
  • "Mordant and absurdist touches abound in Panic, a hilarious, often heartrending comedy of manners from China's Roaring Nineties. Liang depicts modern, dysfunctional man as being hopelessly badgered by hypercapitalist performance ratings while Marx and Lenin look on. Deaf, likewise, is high comedy, spinning multiple allegories of truth, faith, and the human condition
  • Fluently and gracefully translated, these two stories capture the spiritual chaos of today's China, a place as far removed from the exotic Qing Dynasty court as it is from the political and social turmoil of the Cultural Revolution."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
INU
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1949-
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Liang, Xiaosheng
Dewey number
895.1/352
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PL2878.A5974
LC item number
A23 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chen, Hanming
  • Belcher, James O
Series statement
Fiction from modern China
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  • Liang, Xiaosheng
  • Liang, Xiaosheng
  • FICTION
  • Littérature chinoise
  • Fiction
  • Chinese Fiction
  • FICTION
  • General
  • East Asian Languages & Literatures
  • Languages & Literatures
Label
Panic and deaf : two modern satires, Liang Xiaosheng ; translated by Hanming Chen ; edited by James O. Belcher
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Panic -- Deaf -- Translator's Postscript
Control code
70769060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (157 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863852
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863852
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rb5r
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70769060
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Panic and deaf : two modern satires, Liang Xiaosheng ; translated by Hanming Chen ; edited by James O. Belcher
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Panic -- Deaf -- Translator's Postscript
Control code
70769060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (157 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824863852
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824863852
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rb5r
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70769060
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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