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Traces of Love and Other Stories

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Eileen Chang occupies a unique position in modern Chinese literature. She was a popular writer with enduring appeal whose work has inspired successive generations. As a young woman in her mid-twenties, she wrote her most acclaimed stories in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. The popularity of these works has seen major revivals in Taiwan and Hong Kong, and since the 19802, in th ...more
Paperback, 142 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Renditions Press
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This is a lovely little collection of short stories by Eileen Chang or Zhang Ailing. The book was a gift by a Taiwanese friend of mine, a lovely woman who loves reading as much as I do. I think she also feels that I really should know more about great Chinese writing, even if I have to read them in translation.

Admittedly, there was once I did try reading Eileen Chang's work in the original Chinese. My friend had given me Red Rose, White Rose, also in English translation. When I found that the w
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Eileen Chang (pinyin: Zhang Ailing, traditional Chinese: 張愛玲) was born to a prominent family in Shanghai (one of her great-grandfathers was Li Hongzhang) in 1920.

She went to a prestigious girls' school in Shanghai, where she changed her name from Zhang Ying to Zhang Ailing to match her English name, Eileen. Afterwards, she attended the University of Hong Kong, but had to go back to Shanghai when H
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