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Dai, Sijie 1954-

Overview
Works: 143 works in 765 publications in 22 languages and 11,029 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Drama  Romance fiction  Film adaptations  Humorous fiction  Prison films  Short stories  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Film editor, Interviewee, Creator, Performer
Classifications: PQ2664.A437, 843.92
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Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Book )

248 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 20 languages and held by 4,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of Mao's infamous Cultural Revolution, two boys are among hundreds of thousands exiled to the countryside for "re-education." The narrator and his best friend, Luo, guilty of being the sons of doctors, find themselves in a remote village where, among the peasants of Phoenix mountain, they are made to cart buckets of excrement up and down precipitous winding paths. Their meager distractions include a violin--as well as, before long, the beautiful daughter of the local tailor. But it is when the two discover a hidden stash of Western classics in Chinese translation that their re-education takes its most surprising turn. While ingeniously concealing their forbidden treasure, the boys find transit to worlds they had thought lost forever. And after listening to their dangerously seductive retellings of Balzac, even the Little Seamstress will be forever transformed
Balzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise = Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Visual )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1970s during the later stages of China's Cultural Revolution, two city-bred teenage best friends are sent to a backward mountainous region for Maoist re-education
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddist sutra, and one woman's search for her lost love
Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress by Sijie Dai( Recording )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During Mao Tse-Tong's "Cultural Revolution," intellectuals, doctors, lawyers and their children were sent to remote and primitive areas of China to be "re-educated." The narrator of this book and his friend Luo are both children of doctors who are undergoing their "re-education." Their sole distraction is the beautiful daughter of the local tailer. But then they discover a hidden cache of Western literature in Chinese translation, and they are transported to worlds they thought they would never see again
Mr. Muo's travelling couch by Sijie Dai( Book )

51 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate
Mr. Muo's travelling couch by Sijie Dai( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ancient silk scroll, inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra and once the possession of the last Chinese emperor, Pu Yi, will alter the lives of three people: an eccentric French linguist, a greengrocer, and a Western student in China in the 1970s
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beguiling and ambitious, this new novel by the author of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, is ostensibly a search for an ancient text, and a love story. But beneath that is a haunting tale about language and identity, about the shifting layers of history under the confusing surface of Chinese life and politics, with a final Buddhist twist. A young French woman in Peking in the late 1970s interprets between Chinese professors and Bertolucci for his film The Last Emperor. Afterwards, she follows a disgruntled old professor who tells her about a text believed to be taken directly from Buddha's teachings and inscribed on silk cloth centuries ago. It was written in a now-dead language called Tumchooq (coincidentally, the name of a young Chinese man she has just met), so beautiful in its simplicity it is almost impossible to render accurately in translation. Puyi, the last emperor and last owner of this relic, allegedly tore the silk in two with his teeth while being flown to Manchuria by the Japanese, and threw the fragments from the plane. Only half of the mutilated manuscript was recovered, and the reader, like the narrator, must wait till the end of the novel to discover the rest. When the complete text is finally pieced together, its message is devastatingly simple, and all the more poignant because it has taken such sacrifice and effort to decipher. Comprising ancient texts and fables, stories within stories, and a young man's desperate search for his father's legacy, this brilliant novel, covering almost a century of China's history, has the modernity and tenderness of the film, Lost in Translation
Par une nuit où la lune ne s'est pas levée : roman by Sijie Dai( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1978, une jeune française se rend à Pékin pour étudier le chinois. Elle y rencontre un jeune chinois, dont le père français, sinologue, lui fait découvrir la culture chinoise. Il lui révèle sa préoccupation secrète : retrouver la partie manquante d'un mystérieux manuscrit, rédigé dans une langue inconnue. Selon la légende, il aurait été remis à ses disciples par Bouddha en personne
Trois vies chinoises by Sijie Dai( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trois vies chinoises: Un gamin de treize ans, atteint d'une maladie rare qui lui donne l'aspect d'un petit vieux, est acheté par le directeur de la cantine d'une prison. Une jeune fille, encore lycéenne, est convaincue de la culpabilité de son père, gardien d'un réservoir d'eau, dans la disparition de sa mère. Une ancienne forgeronne ranime son fourneau pour fabriquer une chaîne de fer qui attachera son fils à un arbre. Ces trois vies parallèles se déroulent simultanément, dans un même lieu: l'étrangement nommée île de la Noblesse. Un décor gigantesque, digne d'un film de science-fiction, où affluent les déchets et matériels électriques de tout un pays, la Chine moderne, l'atelier du monde. Ces trois histoires, aux images brutales et fulgurantes, s'imposent par leur force poétique et leur paradoxale liberté"--Page 4 of cover
L'acrobatie aérienne de Confucius : [roman] by Sijie Dai( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'empereur de Chine règne en 1521 ... il est, en toutes circonstances, flanqué de quatre sosies, quatre hommes exactement conformes à lui-même ... Ils forment la Quinte souveraine ... Un jour ..., en butin d'une bataille ... la Quinte souveraine reçoit quatre trophées: un couple de rhinocéros, un éléphant, et 'une créature muette, noire de la tête aux pieds à l'exception du blanc des yeux, une espèce jamais repérée.' Présage funeste? Défi céleste? Ce butin hors normes déclenche mille péripéties rocambolesques, plaçant l'Empire et son plus haut représentant sous l'imminence de la catastrophe. ... Un conte virtuose de fantaisie et de comique."--Publisher's Web site
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niu peng = Chine, ma douleur = China, my sorrow( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Chinese and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self
Una notte in cui la luna non è sorta by Sijie Dai( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A precious scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra?once owned by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China?is illicitly sold to an eccentric French linguist, Paul d?Ampere, who is imprisoned as a result. In jail, he devotes himself to studying its ancient text.?A young Western scholar in China hears this account from the grocer Toomchooq, whose name mysteriously connects him to the document. She falls in love with both teller and tale, but when d?Ampere is killed in prison, Toomchooq disappears, and she, pregnant with his child, embarks on a search for her lost love and the scroll that begins, "Once on a moonless night . . ."From the Trade Paperback edition
Le complexe de Di : roman by Sijie Dai( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les péripéties de Muo, Chinois occidentalisé à la recherche de son amour perdu, qui parcourt une Chine qu'il a du mal à reconnaître, tentant de propager la doctrine freudienne dans des esprits encore marqués par le taoïsme, le féodalisme et les croyances médiévales
Once on a moonless night by Sijie Dai( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the search for an ancient silk scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra, and one woman's search for her lost love
Shi meng ren by Sijie Dai( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese edition of "Le Complexe de Di", English title Mr. Muo's Traveling Couch is about a traveling Freudian dream interpreter in China trying to win the release of his girlfriend from prison. Winner of the 2003 French Prix Femina
Zhi wu yuan = Les filles du botaniste by Sijie Dai( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Chinese and French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 80's of China, all the taboos are not lifted. Min, a young orphan, parts to intern with a renowned botanist living on an island that has turned into a glorious garden. The botanist's daughter An joyfully welcomes the arrival of Min. It is not long before the two young women see their friendship develop into an attraction that is disturbing, sensual and prohibited. Unable to separate, An and Min devise a dangerous arrangement to continue to share the same roof
Xiao cai feng = The little Chinese seamstress( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in China during the Cultural Revolution, the film tells the story of three people who hatch an amorous and literary plot through the medium of literary classics by Flaubert, Dumas, Tolstoy and Balzac, that they have to read in secret
Chine, ma douleur by Sijie Dai( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in French and Chinese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13 year-old boy plays a love song to a girl and is arrested by Mao's cultural police and branded as a propagator of obscene records. Sent off to a remote mountain re-education work camp, he befriends another teenage enemy of the people and an elderly, sage Buddhist monk. His new friends help him preserve his familial traditions and his unique sense of self
 
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Balzac and the little Chinese seamstressBalzac et la petite tailleuse chinoise = Balzac and the little Chinese seamstress
Alternative Names
Dai, Si-jie

Dai Si-jie 1954-....

Dai, Sidzje 1954-

Dài, Sījíé

Dai, Sijie 1954-

Dai Sijie Chinees filmregisseur

Dai Sijie Chinese–French author, screenwriter and film director

Dai Sijie chinesisch-französischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Dai Sijie scrittore e regista cinese

Đới Tư Kiệt

Sidzje, Dai 1954-

Sīǧī, Dāy 1954-

Sijie, Dai

Sijie Dai 1954-....

Ssu-chieh, Tai 1954-

Tai, Ssu-chieh 1954-

Дай Сыцзе

דאי, סיג’י 1954-

דאי, סיג'י 1954-

סיג׳י, דאי 1954-

داي سيجي

ไต้ ซื่อเจี๋ย

다이 시지에 1954-

재사걸 1954-

ダイ, シージェ

ダイ・シージエ

戴, 思杰

戴 思杰 1954-....

戴思杰

戴思杰 1954-

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