Greenwood Riverside, by Ye Guangqin

Prunus Press has printed the English version of Greenwood Riverside, a novel by Ye Guangqin. Shortlisted for the 2011 Mao Dun Literature Prize, it narrates the dramatic life story of bandit Wei Futang in the ancient county of Greenwood Riverside, from the eve of the founding of New China to the present. Ye weaves a detailed saga and portrays with poignancy the lives led by bandits and heroes, the rich and the poor, as well as men and women against the vicissitudes of over half a century. "The compelling story of power, politics and revolution offers a shining gateway to knowledge and understanding of the Chinese people, both past and present," American writer Jerry Piasecki comments. A descendent of the family of the Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908), 64-year-old Ye draws inspiration from her family background and her years of working in rural Shaanxi province.


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Neither Ye Guangqin nor Prunus Press appear on the PR site lists of authors or publishers. I searched online for further info on all the names in this short article, but found very little. Prunus Press USA looks like it might be a Chinese publisher with a New York branch?

Helen Wang, August 1, 2012, 7:39a.m.

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Here's what I found online: note the total lack of content typical of government web pages:

Anyway, looks like it's called 梅花出版社.

Eric Abrahamsen, August 1, 2012, 7:51a.m.

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The Chinese title is 青木川 (see the Douban page).

jdmartinsen, August 1, 2012, 2:54p.m.

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I searched on Amazon, Worldcat, National Library of China, Library of Congress, and National Library of Australia, yet found no record of this book. I wonder if it has ever been published. Only a few Chinese websites mentioned its publication.

grace, July 26, 2015, 4:12a.m.


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