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Canxue 1953-

Works: 172 works in 432 publications in 6 languages and 5,859 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Parables  Romance fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PL2912.A5174, 895.1352
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Canxue
Five spice street by Canxue( )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five Spice Street tells the story of a street in an unnamed city, whose inhabitants speculate on the life of a mysterious Madam X. The novel interweaves their endless suppositions into a work that is at once political parable and surreal fantasia. Some think X is fifty years old, others that she is twenty-two. Some believe she uses occult powers to enslave the youth of the street; others think she is playing clever mind games with people. Who is Madam X? How has she brought the good people of Five Spice Street to their knees either in worship or in exasperation? The unknown narrator takes no sides in the endless interplay of visions, arguments, and opinions. The investigation rages as the street becomes a Walpurgisnacht of speculations, fantasies, and prejudices. Madam X is the vehicle through whom people bare their souls, reveal their innermost selves, even as they try to discover the mystery of her extraordinary powers." "Five Spice Street is an astonishing work of contemporary fiction. Exploring the collective consciousness of this little street of ordinary people, Can Xue penetrates the deepest existential anxieties of the present day - whether in China or in the West - where the impermanence of identity struggles with the narrative within which identity must compose itself."--Jacket
The last lover by Canxue( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Can Xue's extraordinary book, we encounter a full assemblage of husbands, wives, and lovers. Entwined in complicated, often tortuous relationships, these characters step into each other's fantasies, carrying on conversations that are "forever guessing games." Their journeys reveal the deepest realms of human desire, figured in Can Xue's vision of snakes and wasps, crows, cats, mice, earthquakes, and landslides. In dive bars and twisted city streets, on deserts and snowcapped mountains, the author creates an extreme world where every character "is driving death away with a singular performance." Who is the last lover? The novel is bursting with vividly drawn characters. Among them are Joe, sales manager of a clothing company in an unnamed Western country, and his wife, Maria, who conducts mystical experiments with the household's cats and rosebushes. Joe's customer Reagan is having an affair with Ida, a worker at his rubber plantation, while clothing-store owner Vincent runs away from his wife in pursuit of a woman in black who disappears over and over again. By the novel's end, we have accompanied these characters on a long march, a naive, helpless, and forsaken search for love, because there are just some things that can't be stopped--or helped"--
Frontier by Canxue( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontier opens with the story of Liujin, a young woman heading out on her own to create her own life in Pebble Town, a somewhat surreal place at the base of Snow Mountain where wolves roam the streets and certain enlightened individuals can see and enter a paradisiacal garden. Exploring life in this city (or in the frontier) through the viewpoint of a dozen different characters, some simple, some profound, Can Xue's latest novel attempts to unify the grand opposites of life--barbarism and civilization, the spiritual and the material, the mundane and the sublime, beauty and death, Eastern and Western cultures."--
Love in the new millennium by Canxue( )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in Chinese and English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this darkly comic novel, a group of women inhabits a world of constant surveillance, where informants lurk in the flower beds and false reports fly. Conspiracies abound in a community that normalizes paranoia and suspicion. Some try to flee—whether to a mysterious gambling bordello or to ancestral homes that can be reached only underground through muddy caves, sewers, and tunnels. Others seek out the refuge of Nest County, where traditional Chinese herbal medicines can reshape or psychologically transport the self. Each life is circumscribed by buried secrets and transcendent delusions. Can Xue’s masterful love stories for the new millennium trace love’s many guises—satirical, tragic, transient, lasting, nebulous, and fulfilling—against a kaleidoscopic backdrop of commerce and industry, fraud and exploitation, and sex and romance drawn from the East and the West
Huang ni jie by Canxue( Book )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans cette rue misérable et isolée de la ville, on vit au rythme des intempéries et des horaires de l'usine. Des rumeurs circulent au sujet de la diffusion d'un document officiel. Un climat de paranoïa s'installe dans cette rue où chacun épie son voisin, vit dans l'obsession d'un complot et interprète le moindre incident. Morts, disparitions mystérieuses et phénomènes surnaturels se multiplient
Wu xiang jie by Canxue( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in Chinese and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canxue by Canxue( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zui hou de qing ren = Zuihou de qingren by Canxue( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bian jiang by Canxue( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in Chinese and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cang lao de fu yun by Canxue( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Chinese and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogues en paradis nouvelles by Canxue( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in French and Chinese and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Terreur, horreur et cauchemar: une dizaine de nouvelles centrées sur la vie en Chine à l'époque du Grand Bond en avant, puis de la Grande Révolution culturelle prolétarienne. Préface, p. 7-31. Un texte autobiographique, p. 153-167, fournit des points de repère sur cette auteur résolument opposée au réalisme socialiste
An ye by Canxue( Book )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu de xiao shuo bao kuo:an ye, Cang lao de fu yun, A lin na, Shan shang de xiao wu, A mei zai yi ge tai yang tian li de chou si, Si yang du she de xiao hai deng
Wen zi yu shan ge by Canxue( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu bao kuo xin sheng huo, Hai de you huo, A e, Zhang fa de zao yu, Yong bu ning jing, Wen zi yu shan ge, Shi wai tao yuan, Lü mao gui, Ji qing tong dao, Tian kong zhong de lan guang deng zuo pin
Hui huang di ri zi by Canxue( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in Chinese and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canxue zi xuan ji by Canxue( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in Chinese and Vietnamese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu shou lu can xue zhong pian xiao shuo, Duan pian xiao shuo he du shu bi ji duo pian, Bao kuo<cang lao de fu yun>, <cong wei miao shu di de meng jing>, <wen zi yu shan ge>, <shan xiang zhi ye>, <yun shi shan> deng
Mo shi ai qing by Canxue( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Si xiang hui bao by Canxue( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2018 in Chinese and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu tong guo bi zhe yu shi ke, Bi zhe yu lin ju, Tong xing, Lao po deng jiu chan bu xiu de guan xi, Ji du zhe zhan xian le xian shi de ren sheng guan xi
Di yu zhong de du xing zhe = Diyu zhong de duxingzhe by Canxue( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu fen wei jie du<fu shi de> he jie du sha shi bi ya de bei ju liang bu fen, Nei rong you"mei fei si te dao yan de sheng zhan", "li er wang de xing ge du<li er wang>"deng
Cong wei miao shu guo de meng jing : Canxue duan pian xiao shuo quan ji by Canxue( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zai you ming de wang guo li by Canxue( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Five spice street
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Alternative Names
Can 1953- Xue

Can, Xue

Can Xue 1953-....

Can Xue Chinees schrijfster

Can Xue Chinese writer, literary critic, and tailor


Canxue 1953-....

Cchan Süe 1953-

Deng, Xiao-hua 1953-

Deng, Xiaohua

Deng Xiaohua 1953-....

Tang, Sui Wa 1953-

Têng, Hsiao-hua 1953-

Teng, Siao-chua 1953-

Ton, Shaohoa

Ts′an Hsüeh 1953-....

Ts'an-hs haneh 1953-


Tsʻan-hsüeh 1953-



Xiao-hua, Deng 1953-

Xiaohua, Deng

Xue, Can

Xue, Can 1953-


Zansetsu 1953-

잔설 1953-

ザン, セツ

ザンセツ 1953-


トン, シャオホア

残, 雪

殘, 雪 1953-


殘雪 1953-

鄧, 小華

鄧, 小華 1953-

鄧則梅 1953-


鄧小華 1953-