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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Works: 162 works in 770 publications in 4 languages and 44,798 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Allegories  Short stories  Political fiction  Epic fiction  Domestic fiction  Bildungsromans  Fictional autobiographies 
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 Shaoming Liu( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,602 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 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frog by Yan Mo( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author of Red Sorghum and China's most revered and controversial novelist returns with his first major publication since winning the Nobel Prize. In 2012, the Nobel committee confirmed Mo Yan's position as one of the greatest and most important writers of our time. In his much-anticipated new novel, Mo Yan chronicles the sweeping history of modern China through the lens of the nation's controversial one- child policy. Frog opens with a playwright nicknamed Tadpole who plans to write about his aunt. In her youth, Gugu-the beautiful daughter of a famous doctor and staunch Communist-is revered for her skill as a midwife. But when her lover defects, Gugu's own loyalty to the Party is questioned. She decides to prove her allegiance by strictly enforcing the one-child policy, keeping tabs on the number of children in the village, and performing abortions on women as many as eight months pregnant. In sharply personal prose, Mo Yan depicts a world of desperate families, illegal surrogates, forced abortions, and the guilt of those who must enforce the policy. At once illuminating and devastating, it shines a light into the heart of communist China. "--
Wolf totem by Rong Jiang( Book )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic Chinese tale that depicts the dying culture of the Mongols--the descendants 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 1,141 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 )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 967 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 )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a country where patriarchal favoritism and the primacy of sons survived multiple revolutions and an ideological earthquake, this epic novel is first and foremost about women. As the title implies, the female body serves as the book's most important image and metaphor. The protagonist, Mother, is born in 1900. Married at seventeen into the Shangguan family, she has nine children, none by her husband, who is sterile. The youngest is her only boy, the narrator of the book, a spoiled and ineffectual child who stands in stark contrast to his headstrong and forceful sisters. Mother, a survivor, is the quintessential strong woman, constantly risking her life to save several of her children and grandchildren as the political tides shift dramatically from year to year. ... Each of the seven chapters recounts a different era, from the Boxer Rebellion of 1900 through the fall of the Qing dynasty in 1911 and the early years of Sun Yat Sen's Republic, the Japanese invasion in the 1930s, the civil war, the Cultural Revolution, and the post-Mao years"--Page 4 of cover
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political saga set in China's Shandong province. It spans half a century and involves three generations of one family
Red poppies by Alai( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 776 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
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 678 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
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Republic of Wine presents a new collection of innovative short stories, which range from the tragic to the comic and reflect the author's own disdain for bureaucracy and repression, that includes the title story, which is being made into a major film by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou
The three-inch golden lotus by Jicai Feng( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor girl rises to high social status in China because of her unusually small feet. When her position is threatened by reformers out to abolish foot-binding she fights them. A study in social change
Three sisters by Feiyu Bi( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up in a post-Cultural Revolution-era Chinese village, three sisters among seven strive to change the course of their destinies by embracing respective views about dignity, seduction, and ambition
Market street : a Chinese woman in Harbin by Hong Xiao( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Blades of grass : the stories of Lao She by She Lao( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 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 290 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 269 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 )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 269 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 )

16 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
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Alternative Names
Ge, Haowen.

Ge Haowen 1939-....

Goldblatt, H. 1939-

Goldblatt, Howard

Howard Goldblatt American translator

Howard Goldblatt Amerikaans taalkundige

Howard Goldblatt traducteur américain

Howard Goldblatt traductor estadounidense

Ko, Hao-wen.

Ko Hao-wen 1939-....

葛 浩文 1939-....


葛浩文 1939-

English (269)

Chinese (11)

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 sorghum : a novel of ChinaRed poppiesThe republic of wine : a novel