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  • Living With their Past

Living With their Past

Post-Urban Youth Fiction

Zhang Kangkang / Edited by Richard King

English , 2002/01 Renditions Paperbacks Research Centre for Translation, CUHK

Tags: Literature

211 x 140 mm , 144pp ISBN / ISSN : 978-962-7255-26-0

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Zhang Kangkang is one of contemporary China?s leading writers. In a career spanning some thirty years, she has published novels, novellas, short stories, memoirs and numerous essays. A teenager at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution, Zhang was caught up in the Mao?s campaign to send educated urban youth away to the poor and remote parts of rural China. After they were finally allowed to return to the cities in the late 1970s, many among this generation began to write about their experience. A cultural phenomenon known as ?urban youth literature? was born, and Zhang became one of its leading exponents. The stories collected here share the theme of urban youth - now returned to the city and no longer young - confronting their past. They reveal to the reader the experiences that shaped and still haunt a whole generation of Chinese people.

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