“You’re stepping on my shadow, please back off,” she said.

Sun Yisheng / Nicky Harman

Jing Shi

MCLC

From Qinghai. Ballad of the Huang River - This volume features three novellas originally written in Chinese by the Qinghai author Jing Shi, with an introduction by Keith Dede. (Asian Highlands Perspectives 20)

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."