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Jin, Ha 1956-

Works: 129 works in 762 publications in 22 languages and 31,190 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  War fiction  Historical fiction  Spy stories  Novels  Satire 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Other
Classifications: PS3560.I6, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ha Jin
Waiting by Ha Jin( Book )

136 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 22 languages and held by 3,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Waiting, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning author Ha Jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary China to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling. This is the story of Lin Kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a society designed to regulate his every move and stifle the promptings of his innermost heart
War trash by Ha Jin( Book )

66 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by enemy forces, Yu Yuan, a Chinese army officer serving in Korea in 1951, takes on the role of interpreter due to his proficiency in English, a role that places him in a conflict between his fellow prisoners and their captors
Nanjing requiem by Ha Jin( Book )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1937 attack on Nanjing, American missionary and women's college dean Minnie Vautrin decides to remain at her school during a violent Japanese attack that renders the school a refugee center for ten thousand women and children
A free life by Ha Jin( Book )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Ha Jin, the widely acclaimed, award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash, comes a novel that takes his fiction to a new setting: 1990s America. We follow the Wu family - father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao - as they fully sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and begin a new, free life in the United States." From the bookjacket
A map of betrayal by Ha Jin( Book )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the award-winning author of Waiting: a spare, haunting tale of espionage and conflicted loyalties that spans half a century in the entwined histories of two countries--China and the United States--and two families as it explores the complicated terrain of love and honor. When Lilian Shang, born and raised in America, discovers her father's diary after the death of her parents, she is shocked by the secrets it contains. She knew that her father, Gary, convicted decades ago of being a mole in the CIA, was the most important Chinese spy ever caught. But his diary--an astonishing chronicle of his journey from 1949 Shanghai to Okinawa to Langley, Virginia--reveals the pain and longing that his double life entailed. The trail leads Lilian to China, to her father's long-abandoned other family, whose existence she and her Irish American mother never suspected. As Lilian begins to fathom her father's dilemma--torn between loyalty to his motherland and the love he came to feel for his adopted country--she sees how his sense of duty distorted his life. But as she starts to understand that Gary, too, had been betrayed, she finds that it is up to her to prevent his tragedy from damaging yet another generation of her family"--
The crazed by Ha Jin( Book )

52 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assigned to care for his fiancee's father, Professor Yang, after he suffers a stroke, Jian Wan is disturbed when the professor begins to rave against his family and colleagues, and takes great risks to uncover the truth
The bridegroom : stories by Ha Jin( Book )

44 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories by Ha Jin
The boat rocker by Ha Jin( Book )

17 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is a fiercely principled reporter at a small news agency that produces a website read by Chinese all over the world. Danlin's explosive exposés have made him legendary among readers--and feared by Communist officials. But his newest assignment may be his undoing: investigating his ex-wife, Yan Haili, an unscrupulous novelist who has willingly become a pawn of the Chinese government in order to realize her dreams of literary stardom. Hanli's scheme infuriates Danlin both morally and personally--he will do whatever it takes to expose her as a fraud. But in outing Haili, he is also provoking her powerful political allies, and he will need to draw on all of his journalistic cunning to come out of this investigation with his career--and his life--still intact
A good fall by Ha Jin( Book )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories by Chinese-American writer Ha Jin in which he discusses, among other topics, the experience of Chinese immigrants in the United States as they face daily struggles and long to remain loyal to their homeland
In the pond : a novel by Ha Jin( Book )

37 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A factory worker in China revenges himself on party bosses when they pass him up for promotion because he won't kow-tow to them. The worker, Shao Bin, creates a political cartoon in a provincial newspaper and it becomes an instant success. A satire on China by the author of Ocean of Words
Under the red flag : stories by Ha Jin( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories on the Cultural Revolution in China. In the story, A Man-to-Be, a soldier who refuses to participate in a gang rape pays the consequences, while In Broad Daylight, a woman is punished for being a prostitute
The best American short stories, 2001 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed annual short fiction series - this year featuring guest editor Barbara Kingsolver - presents a collection of 2001 stories selected from magazines in the United States and Canada
The Best American short stories, 1999 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Amy Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country's finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume's series editor selects notable works from hundreds of periodicals. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected, and most popular, of its kind
Ocean of words : army stories by Ha Jin( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve stories on army life in China, set mostly on the Russian border in the 1970s. They range from The Russian Prisoner to Dragon Head, which is on a modern warlord
The Best American short stories, 1997 : selected from U.S. and Canadian magazines by Katrina Kenison( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of twenty-four American short stories by authors such as Carolyn Cooke, Leonard Michaels, Clyde Edgerton, and Tobias Wolff. Includes a list of 100 additional notable stories from 1996
A free life : a novel by Ha Jin( Recording )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre, Nan Wu leaves China with his wife and son to seek the freedom of the West, embarking on a migration that takes them through the heart of contemporary America
Wreckage by Ha Jin( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A good fall : [stories] by Ha Jin( Recording )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of stories that delve into the experiences of Chinese immigrants in America. A lonely composer takes comfort in the songs of his girlfriend's parakeet; a group of young children declare their wish to change their names so that they might sound more "American," unaware of how deeply this will sadden their grandparents; a Chinese professor of English attempts to defect with the help of a reluctant former student
Between silences : a voice from China by Ha Jin( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these poems Ha Jin gives voice to the millions whose lives were altered and whose tongues were silenced by the Cultural Revolution. . . .If Ha Jin speaks in tongues in these poems, we feel him behind those voices--the hidden director behind the scenes--never as a presence filled with stridency and self-congratulation he brings a great empathy and compassion to his depiction of the fallible men and women whose acts and attitudes together make up history."--Roger Gilbert, Hungry Mind Review --Publisher
The writer as migrant by Ha Jin( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ha Jin's journey from an uneducated soldier in the People's Liberation Army in China to a resident of the United States raises questions about language, migration, and the place of literature in a globalizing world. This book looks at these questions and sets Ha Jin's own work and life alongside those of other literary exiles
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War trashNanjing requiemA free lifeThe crazedThe bridegroom : storiesA good fallIn the pond : a novelUnder the red flag : stories