New Penguin Parallel Text: Short Stories in Chinese

Author(s): John Balcom (Editor)


A dual-language edition of Chinese stories--many appearing in English for the first time


This new volume of eight short stories, with parallel translations, offers students at all levels the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of contemporary literature from the world's most spoken language, without having to constantly to refer back to a dictionary.


The stories--many of which appear here in English for the first time--are by well-known writers as well as emerging voices. From a story by Li Rui about the honest simplicity of a Shanxi farmer to one by Ma Yuan exposing the seamy underside of contemporary urban society, they are infused with both rural dialect and urban slang and feature a wide range of styles and points of view.


Complete with notes, the stories make excellent reading in either language.


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John Balcom is an award-winning translator, a past president of the American Literary Translators Association, and an associate professor and the head of the Chinese program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

General Fields

  • : 9780143118350
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : June 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Balcom (Editor)
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : Chinese; English
  • : 895.1/30108052
  • : 272