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Which Chinese authors and titles would you recommend to 14-16 year old English readers?

By Helen Wang, published

I've just received a recommended reading list for UK Key Stage 4 students (ages 14-16 years). Among the 20th century literature there is no Chinese author (although Amy Tan is on the list). I'd like to encourage the school to add a couple of Chinese names and titles to the list. Any suggestions?


# 1.   

Lao She - Rickshaw Boy (Camel Xiangzi) and (Mt Ma and Son) Er Ma when new translation appears

Anne Witchard, October 15, 2012, 7:11a.m.

# 2.   

Thanks, Anne, and I look forward to seeing your new book. As I write this, my question has been viewed 26 times, so it would seem there are others who are interested in this question and the replies it might generate. More suggestions welcome!

Helen Wang, October 16, 2012, 1:15a.m.

# 3.   

I'd like to suggest a book which is accessible, beautifully written and translated, contemporary, and combines an urban present and rural memories. GUO Xiaolu, Village of stone, translated by Cindy Carter.

 Nicky Harman, October 16, 2012, 1:55a.m.


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