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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Works: 153 works in 714 publications in 4 languages and 43,143 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Satire  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Goldblatt
The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature by Joseph S. M Lau( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of 20th-century Chinese literature covers genres from both before and after the Communist takover in 1949. The book features short fiction, poetry and essays from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong and includes short biographies of the wr
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Ruoxi Chen( Book )

21 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wolf totem by Rong Jiang( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic Chinese tale that depicts the dying culture of the Mongols--the ancestors of the Mongol hordes who at one time terrorized the world--and the parallel extinction of the animal they believe to be sacred: the fierce and otherworldly Mongolian wolf
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stripped of his possessions and executed as a result of Mao's Land Reform Movement in 1948, benevolent landowner Ximen Nao finds himself endlessly tortured in Hell before he is systematically reborn on Earth as each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac
The Garlic Ballads by Yan Mo( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaves ballads of a street singer with the stories of three farmers who are imprisoned for rioting during a glut in the garlic market, recounting the past and present experiences of the farmers that include the motivations of love and greed
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jintong, his mother, and his eight sisters struggle to survive through the major crises of twentieth century China, which include civil war, invasion by the Japanese, the cultural revolution, and communist rule in the new China
Red poppies by Alai( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Story of the Maichi family, its powerful chieftain, his Han Chinese wife, his first son and presumptive heir, and his second, "idiot" son, the novel's narrator and unlikely hero. The time is the 1930s, the setting a stone fortress overlooking all the family rules. A feud breaks out with a neighboring chieftain; an emissary from the Chinese Nationalists comes to the Maichis' aid with tools of modern warfare. In exchange, fields of bright red poppies, valuable in the Nationalist-sponsored heroin trade, are to be planted instead of grain in a deal that makes the family even richer and earns them the enmity of nearly everyone."--Jacket
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning three generations, this novel of family and myth is told through a series of flashbacks that depict events of staggering horror set against a landscape of gemlike beauty, as the Chinese battle both Japanese invaders and each other in the turbulent 1930s. A legend in China, where it won major literary awards and inspired an Oscar-nominated film, Red Sorghum is a book in which fable and history collide to produce fiction that is entirely new--and unforgettable
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plagued by persistent reports of cannibalism in a province known as the Republic of Wine, the Chinese government sends a special investigator to substantiate the disturbing rumors
Blood red sunset : a memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution by Bo Ma( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every so often a book comes along that captures a place and time so well it overturns the platitudes and excuses, and punctures the rationalizations and the blaming. For many years from the mid-1960s through the mid-1970s China was convulsed in a nationwide struggle for the soul of the country, known as the Cultural Revolution. For years after, the blame for the terrible destruction lay with Chairman Mao and the Gang of Four. The cost in lives lost and ruined is still untotaled, but China has returned to something like normal. In the past several years, the West has begun to come to terms with the stark reality of the Cultural Revolution through books like Nien Cheng's Life and Death in Shanghai and films like Farewell, My Concubine. But for the Chinese, the process began with the pseudonymous publication of Ma Bo's extraordinary novel, Blood Red Sunset
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"His passion for writing shaped by his own experience of almost unimaginable poverty as a child, Mo Yan uses his talent to expose the harsh abuses of an oppressive society. In these stories he writes of those who suffer, physically and spiritually, under its yoke: the newly unemployed factory worker who hits upon an ingenious financial opportunity; two former lovers revisiting their passion fleetingly before returning to their spouses; young couples willing to pay for a place to share their love in private; the abandoned baby brought home by a soldier to his unsympathetic wife; the impoverished child who must subsist on a diet of iron and steel; the young bride willing to go to any length to escape an odious, arranged marriage. Never didactic, Mo's fiction ranges from tragedy to wicked satire, rage to whimsy, magical fable to harsh realism, from impassioned pleas on behalf of struggling workers to paeans to romantic love."--The publisher
My life as emperor by Tong Su( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys back in time to imperial China, to the court of a child emperor as it follows the life of a naive fourteen-year-old prince who finds himself unexpectedly named as emperor of an entire nation and is shaped by the power, cruelty, decadence, and intrigues of the royal court. By the author of Raise the Red Lantern
Blades of grass : the stories of Lao She by She Lao( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories by a Chinese writer. They range from A Man Who Doesn't Lie, which is a caricature of a habitual liar, to The Grand Opening, on a hospital which gives VD patients injections of tea
Virgin widows by Hua Gu( Book )

13 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things just keep getting better and better. ... Well, don't they? If you are a woman and you live in China, to answer this question you will need not only to look around you but to look back, to see not just how things are now but how they once were. China has traveled a long and torturous road since the collapse of the final imperial dynasty and the establishment of a modern republic early in this century; but have the nature of women's lives and their opportunities for just and equal treatment improved? Renowned writer Gu Hua confronts this issue in Virgin Widows, a poignant and disquieting novel that unfolds in alternating chapters the stories of two women whose lives, despite being separated by nearly a century, reveal a disturbing similarity. First published in China in 1985, it appears now in English for the first time
City of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong Kong by Shuqing Shi( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having been kidnapped from her home Huang, a young Chinese girl is sold into the prostitution trade in Hong Kong. Despite these cruel beginngs she survives and prospers to become a wealthy landowner. The novel also follows the lives of other family members and generations, giving us a broad look at Chinese and British cultures and colonialism
The taste of apples by Chunming Huang( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the preeminent writer of Taiwanese nativist fiction and the leading translator of Chinese literature come these poignant accounts of everyday life in rural and small-town Taiwan. Huang is frequently cited as one of the most original and gifted storytellers in the Chinese language, and these selections reveal his genius. In ""The Two Sign Painters, "" TV reporters ambush two young workers from the country taking a break atop a twenty-four-story building. ""His Son's Big Doll"" introduces the tortured soul inside a walking advertisement, and in ""Xiaoqi's Cap"" a dissatisfie
The money demon : an autobiographical romance by Tianxuwosheng( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular autobiographical novel, written by litterateur, inventor, and business tycoon Chen Diexian (1879-1940), is the story of his youth, and in it he chooses to focus on his amorous and erotic development - a rare subject in Chinese literature - revealing his passage from innocent boy, surrounded by females, to young man, armed with a new attitude toward money, business, and the women in his life. The novel is built on our narrator's relationships with the central women in his life: his mother; an affectionate nanny; his enchanting cousin; his devoted wife by an arranged marriage; a tragic peasant girl; and above all, the girl next door and his most enduring love, known - after the instrument she plays - as Koto
Retribution : the Jiling Chronicles by Yongping Li( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Retribution opens with the raucous festivities surrounding the annual procession to honor the Bodhisattva Guanyin. Changsheng, the young wife of the Local coffin maker Liu Laoshi, is raped while making an offering to Guanyin in the hope of increasing her chances of bearing a son. Changsheng hangs herself following the attack, and Liu Laoshi exacts bloody vengeance on the rapist's own wife and favorite prostitute. This act of sexual violence and its retribution form the narrative pivot around which is woven a web of interconnecting stories, whose characters provide divergent perspectives on the rape and its aftermath
Xiao Hong de Shang shi jie by Hong Xiao( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in Chinese and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cong Meiguo jun guan dao Hua wen fan yi jia : Ge Haowen de ban shi ji Taiwan qing by Howard Goldblatt( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature
Alternative Names
Ge Haowen

Ge, Haowen 1939-

Goldblatt, H. 1939-

Goldblatt, Howard

Howard Goldblatt American translator

Howard Goldblatt Amerikaans taalkundige

Ko Hao-wen

Ko, Hao-wen 1939-


葛浩文 1939-

English (235)

Chinese (10)

French (2)

German (1)

The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural RevolutionWolf totemLife and death are wearing me out : a novelThe Garlic BalladsBig breasts and wide hips : a novelRed poppiesRed sorghum : a novel of ChinaThe republic of wine : a novel