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  • The True Story of Ah Q 阿Q正傳

The True Story of Ah Q 阿Q正傳

Lu Xun (魯迅) / Translated by Yang Xianyi and Gladys Yang

Bilingual , 2002/03 Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Tags: Literature, Translation, Bilingual, Bilingual Series on Modern Chinese Literature

213 x 140 mm , 160pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-996-044-5

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A towering figure in the literary history of twentieth-century China, Lu Xun has exerted immense and continuous influence through his short stories, which remain today as powerful as they were first written. While echoes of these stories can still be heard in the fictional works from both sides of the Taiwan Strait in the eighties and nineties, The True Story of Ah Q has long become an intrinsic part of the Chinese vocabulary.


Like many Chinese intellectuals searching for a solution to China's problems, Lu Xun went to Japan to study medicine, a choice he later abandoned for a career in writing, which he considered to be a far more effective weapon to save China. A prolific author of pungent and "dagger-like" essays, Lu Xun is also a tireless translator of Western critical and literary works. His fictional works have been translated into more than twenty languages.

魯迅(1881-1936),本名周樹人,浙江紹興人,二十世紀中國 文學巨人。早歲留日習醫,後棄醫從文。一九一八年的《狂人日記》為新文學運動第一篇白話小說;其後以「匕首」般雜文介入生活、干預現實,小說創作因而中 輟,但兩部小說集《吶喊》、《彷徨》影響深遠,在二十世紀末海峽兩岸文壇,依舊迴響不斷;其中《阿Q正傳》一篇更早已溶入白話文,主角形象亦深入民間。

Gladys Yang and Yang Xianyi are the most distinguished team of Chinese-English translations. Besides Lu Xun, they also translated many classics of traditional Chinese literature. This bilingual edition also carries an introduction by Professor David Pollard.


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