Search Results: "Ping Fu"


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BEND, NOT BREAK by Ping Fu
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2013

"The book reflects the tone of its author: clear, honest and unassuming."
A Chinese-American businesswoman's memoir of exile, torture, immigration and, ultimately, astounding success. Read full book review >

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FOR TODAY I AM A BOY by Kim Fu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"A study of transexuality that's shot through with melancholy while capturing the bliss of discovering one's sexual self."
A young man wrestles with gender expectations and his own gender identity in this quietly forceful debut from the Seattle-based author. Read full book review >

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THE LAST COMMUNIST VIRGIN by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2007

"Thorough and thought-provoking."
Seven interconnected stories chronicle the multifaceted, often ugly life of the 21st-century Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >

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FOREIGN DEVIL by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1996

"A litany of horrors faced down by a true-grit heroine, narrated in a fashion too hectic, cool, and distant to be affecting."
Chinese poet and storywriter Wang (American Visa, 1994), based in the US since 1985, offers a vivid if overstuffed debut novel of life and love in Red China. Read full book review >

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AMERICAN VISA by Wang Ping
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1994

"The only thing missing here is drama."
This volume of interconnected stories, part of Coffee House's series by Asian-American writers, introduces a young Chinese immigrant. Read full book review >

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NEW GENERATION by Wang Ping
Released: July 19, 1999

paper 1-882413-54-7 NEW GENERATION ($25.00; paper $16.00; Jul. 19; 236 pp.; 1-882413-55-5; paper 1-882413-54-7): The Shanghai-born editor, who left China for the US in 1985, gathers together 24 young poets, all born in the "50s and "60s most still living and sometimes managing to publish under the current repressive regime. Read full book review >

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LOVE AND FAMINE by Han-ping  Chin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 2017

"Both epic and personal, this novel chronicles two decades of love, loss, history, and culture—and the complex tensions that arise from these forces—during the turbulent Mao era."
One should add "Politics" to the two abstractions of the title, for Chin's fictional world is infused with the cultural and personal consequences of Mao's Great Leap Forward. Read full book review >

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BUDDY IS SO ANNOYING by Wenzheng Fu
by Wenzheng Fu, illustrated by Wenzheng Fu, translated by Adam Lanphier
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2016

"Visually appealing and wryly amusing. (Picture book. 4-6)"
A tale of best friends, one a human child and one a very anthropomorphized boar named Buddy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tuan is a connoisseur of the arcane tidbit, but synthesis is not his forte."
Tuan (Geography/University of Wisconsin at Madison) attempts to elevate the idea of the aesthetic to what he considers its proper place in the social context, in particular to its place as the impetus behind the formation and sustaining of cultural systems. Read full book review >

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COSMOS AND HEARTH by Yi-Fu Tuan
NON-FICTION
Released: March 15, 1996

"So what's wrong with a little unreconstructed raw throbbing?"
Can humans meld the desire for a cozy, immediate surrounding with the broadening aspects of cosmopolitanism? Read full book review >