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Goldblatt, Howard 1939-

Works: 213 works in 904 publications in 4 languages and 46,695 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Novels  Historical fiction  Short stories  Essays  Poetry  Allegories  Scar literature  Black humor 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PL2886.O1684, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Howard Goldblatt
The execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution by Ruoxi Chen( )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in English and held by 2,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,986 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( )

16 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,975 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
The three-inch golden lotus by Chi-tsài Feng( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,932 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
Retribution : the Jiling Chronicles by Yongping Li( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,779 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
The Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literature( Book )

26 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first sweeping collection of twentieth-century Chinese literature, this book covers the wide spectrum of genres from both before and after the Communist takeover in 1949. With a generous selection of new translations commissioned for this volume, readers will find the best short fiction, poetry, and essays from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
City of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong Kong by Shih Shu-Ching( )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,526 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( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,474 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
Market street : a Chinese woman in Harbin by Hong Xiao( )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou ru xiao hong 1932 nian zhi 1941 nian qi jian chuang zuo de qi jin shou lu de suo you san wen zuo pin, Gong 91 pian, Bao kuo<qi er>, <guang gao fu shou>, <zhong qiu jie>, <xia ye> deng
Life and death are wearing me out : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,356 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
Frog by Yan Mo( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,247 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. "--
The garlic ballads by Yan Mo( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In China, the tragic romance of farmer Gao Ma and Fang Jijnu, the pregnant woman who elopes with him. It is told against the background of the 1988 garlic farmers' revolt, protesting corrupt officialdom in Paradise County. By the author of Red Sorghum
Wolf totem by Rong Jiang( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wolf Totem was released in China in 2004. Written under the pen name Jiang Rong, the quasi autobiographical novel describing a young Han Chinese student's experience living in Inner Mongolia became an overnight sensation, breaking all sales records and selling millions of copies. Now, beautifully translated by Howard Goldblatt, the foremost translator of Chinese fiction, this fascinating book is available in English. Wolf Totem opens in 1960s China during the Cultural Revolution. Searching for spirituality, Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen travels to the pristine grasslands of Inner Mongolia to live among the nomadic Mongols--a proud, brave, and ancient race of people who coexist in perfect harmony with their beautiful but exacting natural environment. At the core of their belief is the notion of a triangular balance between the earth, the wolf, and man, whose fates are all intricately linked. There is prosperity and abundance when the three work together; when they are at cross purposes with each other, there is blight and suffering. The fierce wolves that haunt the steppes of the unforgiving grassland searching for food are locked with the nomads in a profoundly spiritual battle for survival--a life-and-death dance that has gone on between them for thousands of years. The Mongols believe that the wolf is a great and worthy foe that they are divinely instructed to contend with, but also to worship and to learn from. By adopting a wolf cub of his own, Chen's fascination with them blossoms into obsession, and ultimately reverence. But then the peace is shattered with the arrival of Chen's kinsfolk--Han Chinese, sent from the cities to bring modernity to Inner Mongolia. The age-old balance is disrupted, and life on the grasslands will never be the same. Part period epic, part fable for modern days, Wolf Totem is a stinging social commentary on the dangers of China's overaccelerated economic growth, and a heady immersion into the heart of Chinese and Mongolian culture."--Jacket
Big breasts and wide hips : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,037 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
The lost garden : a novel by Ang Li( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lost Garden moves along two parallel lines. In one, we relive the family saga of Zhu Yinghong, whose father, Zhu Zuyan, was a gentry intellectual imprisoned for dissent in the early days of Chiang Kai-shek's rule. After his release, Zhu Zuyan literally walled himself in his Lotus Garden, which he rebuilt according to his own desires. Forever under suspicion, Zhu Zuyan indulged as much as he could in circumscribed pleasures, though they drained the family fortune. Eventually everything belonging to the household had to be sold, including the Lotus Garden. The second storyline picks up in modern-day Taipei as Zhu Yinghong meets Lin Xigeng, a real estate tycoon and playboy. Their cat-and-mouse courtship builds against the extravagant banquets and decadent entertainments of Taipei's wealthy businessmen. Though the two ultimately marry, their high-styled romance dulls over time, forcing them on a quest to rediscover enchantment in the Lotus Garden."--Publisher's description
The republic of wine : a novel by Yan Mo( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 897 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
Red sorghum : a novel of China by Yan Mo( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 829 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 794 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
Shifu, you'll do anything for a laugh by Yan Mo( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 752 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
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 execution of Mayor Yin, and other stories from the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
Blades of grass : the stories of Lao SheThe three-inch golden lotusRetribution : the Jiling ChroniclesThe Columbia anthology of modern Chinese literatureCity of the queen : a novel of colonial Hong KongThe taste of applesLife and death are wearing me out : a novelThe garlic ballads
Alternative Names
Ge, Haowen.

Ge Haowen 1939-....

Goldblatt, H. 1939-

Goldblatt, Howard

Howard Goldblatt Amerikaans taalkundige

Howard Goldblatt traducteur américain

Howard Goldblatt traductor estadounidense

Ko, Hao-wen.

Ko Hao-wen 1939-....

葛, 浩文

葛 浩文 1939-....


葛浩文 1939-

English (281)

Chinese (9)

French (2)

German (1)