China: A Traveler's Literary Companion (lit. )
Novel by Kirk Denton.
The stories in this collection were primarily selected for evoking a strong sense of place, and the book is meant to be a kind of literary background to travel in China. All stories are reprints except for Yan Lianke's "Black Bristles, White Bristles", which is a new translation by Howard Goldblatt. The stories are as follows:
Lu Xun, "Hometown"
Mao Dun, "Spring Silkworms"
Zhang Ailing, "Sealed Off"
Wang Anyi, "The Longtang" (excerpt from Song of Everlasting Sorrow)
Yan Lianke, "Black Bristle, White Bristles"
Shen Congwen, "Meijin, Baozi, and the White Kid"
Mo Yan, "The Old Gun"
Wang Shuo, "Hot and Cold, Measure for Measure"
Zhu Tianxin, "Man of La Mancha"
Xi Xi, "The Floating City"
Xiao Hong, "On the Oxcart"