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Link, E. Perry (Eugene Perry) 1944-

Works: 56 works in 246 publications in 6 languages and 11,671 library holdings
Genres: History  Scar literature  Short stories  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Biography  Autobiographies  Terms and phrases  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PL2840.J6, 895.135
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Most widely held works about E. Perry Link
Most widely held works by E. Perry Link
No enemies, no hatred : selected essays and poems by Xiaobo Liu( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... These works not only chronicle a leading dissident's struggle against tyranny but enrich the record of universal longing for freedom and dignity. Liu writes pragmatically, yet with deep-seated passion, about peasant land disputes, the Han Chinese in Tibet, child slavery, the CCP's Olympic strategy, the Internet in China, the contemporary craze for Confucius, and the Tiananmen massacre. Also presented are poems written for his wife, public documents and a foreward by Václav Havel"--Jacket flap
The Tiananmen papers by Liang Zhang( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles internal government and Communist Party documents to chronicle the 1989 pro-democracy demonstrations in China, revealing the decisions that led to the use of military force against the student demonstrators in Tiananmen Square
An anatomy of Chinese : rhythm, metaphor, politics by E. Perry Link( )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the Cultural Revolution, Mao exhorted the Chinese people to 'smash the four olds': old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas. Yet when the Red Guards in Tiananmen Square chanted 'We want to see Chairman Mao, ' they unknowingly used a classical rhythm that dates back to the Han period and is the very embodiment of the four olds. An Anatomy of Chinese reveals how rhythms, conceptual metaphors, and political language convey time-honored meanings of which Chinese speakers themselves may not be consciously aware, and contributes to the ongoing debate over whether language shapes thought, or vice versa. Perry Link's inquiry into the workings of Chinese reveals convergences and divergences with English, most strikingly in the area of conceptual metaphor. Different spatial metaphors for consciousness, for instance, mean that English speakers wake up while speakers of Chinese wake across. Other underlying metaphors in the two languages are similar, lending support to theories that locate the origins of language in the brain. The distinction between daily-life language and official language has been unusually significant in contemporary China, and Link explores how ordinary citizens learn to play language games, artfully wielding officialese to advance their interests or defend themselves from others. Particularly provocative is Link's consideration of how Indo-European languages, with their preference for abstract nouns, generate philosophical puzzles that Chinese, with its preference for verbs, avoids. The mind-body problem that has plagued Western culture may be fundamentally less problematic for speakers of Chinese."--Jacket
Restless China( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compelling book explores the explosive pace of change in China and how its citizens are grappling with a dramatically new world, both in the public and private spheres. There is enormous popular pride in the ascension of China to the rank of global superpower and general satisfaction in the material benefits that the poor as well as the rich have been gaining from an expanding economy. But there is also great restlessness, anger about structural injustice and political corruption, and a search for new forms of spirituality and ethics to replace a collapsing moral order
Evening chats in Beijing = [Pei-ching yeh hua] : probing China's predicament by E. Perry Link( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese intellectuals have a traditional duty, for which there is no equivalent in the West: to worry, to "take responsibility for all under heaven," to argue the question "What can we do with China?" The Spring 1989 demonstrations in Tiananmen Square climaxed a year of animated, despairing, idealistic worry--a year in which writers, journalists, scientists, professors, and reformist officials were able to gather in private to trade views on the corruption permeating Chinese society, the tyranny of the work-unit system, the political repression exercised by the Communist party. This pastime of "chatting" often turned to questions of responsibility: should one resist? how? comply? how? follow an independent path? flee the country? In Evening Chats in Beijing, Perry Link takes us behind the closed doors and official language of the party's China and into the lives and thoughts of China's leading hand the despair of lives cornered by oppressive party rule as well as the hope that continues to animate these heirs to China's rich cultural traditions. Link shows us the intricate cruelties and corruptions of the work-unit system, which lies at the heart of party power in China's cities. He exposes the "official" language that is the medium for all public communications, and the divide between this and the informal language Chinese use in their private relations. He explores the identity crisis experienced by Chinese who struggle to find some alternative to the party's prescription for what it means to be Chinese in the modern world. The title of this book pays homage to a courageous intellectual, Deng Tuo. For his criticisms of Mao Zedong, Deng was hounded by the party to suicide. Readers will find the courage, insight, and wry humor of Deng Tuo resonating in the voices of Evening Chats in Beijing
Popular China : unofficial culture in a globalizing society by E. Perry Link( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout, the book shows how economic and social changes caused by globalization, in combination with the continuing Party dictatorship, have presented ordinary Chinese with a new array of moral and cultural challenges that they have met in ways that have changed the face of China
The most wanted man in China : my journey from scientist to enemy of the state by Lizhi Fang( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A long-awaited memoir by the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspired the Tiananmen Square protests describes how in spite of his scientific contributions he was sentenced to hard labor for decades and eventually sought asylum from the U.S., "--NoveList
Stubborn weeds : popular and controversial Chinese literature after the Cultural Revolution by E. Perry Link( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The literature of the People's Republic of China became livelier and more varied during the "Thaw" of 1979-80 than at any other time since the revolution. Perry Link, who lived in China during that period, has assembled the most representative examples, as well as those of most interest to Western readers, of "stubborn weeds"--The writing that would not die in spite of the pressures of the Cultural Revolution. The volume includes fiction, drama, poetry, and such popular performing arts as comedians' dialogues and clappertales. The writers range from the prize-winning Jiang Zilong, to the controversial Bai Hua, to university students who wrote under pseudonyms in unofficial publications. These works reveal that literary conventions were stretched and liberalized, in both technique and content. In addition to exposing the injustices of the Cultural Revolution, the writers touch on previously heretical topics such as suicide, poverty, and the corruption of the regime. Perry Link's informative introductions trace the byzantine twists and turns of literary movements in contemporary China and place them in a societal context. Because of its rich reflections of Chinese realities, Stubborn Weeds: Popular and Controversial Chinese Literature after the Cultural Revolution will interest sociologists and political scientists as well as literary scholars and general readers, who will welcomes these authentic views"--Back cover
Unofficial China : popular culture and thought in the People's Republic by E. Perry Link( Book )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of literature : life in the socialist Chinese literary system by E. Perry Link( Book )

9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roses and thorns : the second blooming of the Hundred Flowers in Chinese fiction, 1979-80 by E. Perry Link( Book )

15 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People or monsters? : and other stories and reportage from China after Mao by Binyan Liu( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title piece of this collection was an immediate sensation when it was published in China in September 1979. an outstanding example of 'reportage', or fictionalized social analysis, 'People or Monsters?' is a story of the corruption of an entire commune in a small county of the remote Heilongjiang Province of northeastern China. There female candre by the name of Wang Shouxin gained control of the commune and ran it for her personal benefit. While many in China were scandalized by Liu's expose, many more saw in it a microcosm of Chinese society."--Page 4 of cover
Mandarin ducks and butterflies : popular fiction in early twentieth-century Chinese cities by E. Perry Link( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two kinds of truth : stories and reportage from China by Binyan Liu( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's 'conscience' and most distinguished journalist looks back at the saga of China's modern history and its place within a global context
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Ruoxi Chen( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praise for the first edition:" ... in the great tradition of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn; its true subject is the survival -- and sometimes the defeat -- of the human spirit in its lonely quest for integrity."--Time"The almost childlike directness of Chen's tales ... is captured in the very lightly revised translations of this new edition ... Highly recommended."--ChoiceA classic of modern world literature, this collection of stories provides a vivid and poignant eyewitness view of everyday life
The scholar's mind : essays in honor of Frederick W. Mote by E. Perry Link( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oh, China! : elementary reader of modern Chinese for advanced beginners by Zhiping Zhou( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oh, China! meets the needs of advanced beginners or ""heritage learners"" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, suc
Die Tiananmen-Akte : die Geheimdokumente der chinesischen Führung zum Massaker am Platz des Himmlischen Friedens by Andrew J Nathan( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ban yang sui bi by E. Perry Link( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in Chinese and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liu Xiaobo's empty chair : chronicling the reform movement Beijing fears most by E. Perry Link( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced it was awarding the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize to the Chinese literary critic and human rights activist Liu Xiaobo, it made special note of his role in writing a remarkable political manifesto called Charter 08. In China, that same document has caused officials to throw him in jail with an 11-year sentence that is extraordinary even by Chinese standards, while taking drastic measures to silence any mention of the text. But what is Charter 08 and why has it made Liu such a threat to the Chinese government' Perry Link, a Professor of Chinese literature who has worked closely with the Chinese dissidents who wrote the charter with Liu, for the first time brings together a full English translation of this powerful document and an incisive new profile of Liu himself with a series of short essays chronicling his arrest, show-trial, and imprisonment and the crackdown on the Charter 08 movement since its courageous beginnings two years ago. In an epilogue, Link draws on leaked government documents to reveal Beijing's nervous response to the Arab uprisings in the spring of 2011
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The Tiananmen papersEvening chats in Beijing = [Pei-ching yeh hua] : probing China's predicamentPopular China : unofficial culture in a globalizing societyThe uses of literature : life in the socialist Chinese literary systemPeople or monsters? : and other stories and reportage from China after MaoTwo kinds of truth : stories and reportage from ChinaThe execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural RevolutionThe scholar's mind : essays in honor of Frederick W. MoteOh, China! : elementary reader of modern Chinese for advanced beginners