Search Results: "Hong Ying"


BOOK REVIEW

SUMMER OF BETRAYAL by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1997

"But the novel is clogged with highly charged melodramatic language (as translated), and the tedious amorality and apostrophizing of the bohemian culture Lin Ying moves through can make you feel as if you're reading Jack Kerouac's The Subterraneans in Chinese."
Summer Of Betrayal ($21.00; Jun. 1997; 208 pp.; 0-374-27175-5): First published in Taiwan in 1992, this impassioned novel describes the emotional life of a young woman poet in the wake of the 1989 massacre of dissident students in Tiananmen Square. Read full book review >

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DAUGHTER OF THE RIVER by Hong Ying
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1999

"A major writer emerges here, combining flawlessly the often broken dreams of youth and the usually broken dream of politics. (Author tour)"
A memoir of growing up amid poverty in contemporary urban China—at once lyrical and brutal. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONG KONG by Stephen Coonts
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 12, 2000

"High-tech gimmickry, kitchen-sink plotting, stick-figure characters. For devoted fans only."
It's the near future, and China's grip on Hong Kong goes slack—not unlike Coonts's latest. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 18, 2012

"Through text that reads like dynamic blog material and flows with the hyperactive flare of an anxious father of three, the narrative moves along seamlessly with enthusiasm, parental trepidation and a healthy dose of sardonic humor."
A neurotic American father of three relocates his family to Hong Kong for one year. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PEACOCK CRIES by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"More politics than novel. A movie version could be more interesting than the print."
A political drama set against the backdrop of the Three Gorges Dam project in China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

K by Hong Ying
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2002

"A delicate and exquisite success: Hong infuses real life with the drama and pathos of the best fiction."
A fictionalized account of a love affair Julian Bell conducted with a Chinese woman during the mid-1930s, by London-based novelist Hong (Summer of Betrayal, 1997; a memoir, Daughter of the River, 1999). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Bordwell is not well known outside academic film circles, but he should be; perhaps this volume will give him the exposure he deserves."
One of our most inventive film scholars, Bordwell (Film Studies/Univ. of Wisconsin) takes on one of the most overthetop cinemas. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"This book won't tell you, either. (50 b&w photos)"
Journalist Dannen (Hit Men, not reviewed) and Hong Kong film maven and collector Long take a look at one of the world's most vital cinemas, one that's facing an uncertain future under its new Chinese rulers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HONG KONG, CHINA by Ralph Arnote
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

"Good company and a fine breakfast have totally cured my jet lag''), many readers may ask: Where is James Clavell now that we need him?"
Arnote, an old paperback mystery hand, debuts in hardcover with a trashy and rather tedious tale of Hong Kong on the eve of its reversion to China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 6, 1993

"Plausible, well-supported prophecies."
Incisive but dispassionate speculations about the future, come 1997 and beyond, of Britain's last vestige of glory and empire as Hong Kong reunites with China. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LAST YEAR IN HONG KONG by Robert Elegant
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1997

"More a work of political punditry—admittedly sound and persuasive—than a lyrical celebration of love and romance."
From veteran writer Elegant (Bianca, 1992, etc.), a novel that gives star billing to Hong Kong and the upcoming Chinese takeover rather than to the pair of lovers whose creaky love story is ostensibly its subject. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 2, 1994

"A shame only that he could not come up with a better villain than poor old knock-kneed Britain."
Roberti, a former Hong Kong correspondent for AsiaWeek, has followed the convoluted negotiations between China and Britain over the last few years and has produced a formidable narrative of high diplomatic deception and expediency. Read full book review >