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Li Rui breathes life into China's monumental modern history in this vibrant saga of the Li and Bai clans - their romances, betrayals, intrigues, and power struggles. Set in Silver City, a provincial salt-mining town, the narrative takes us from the pre-Communist 1920s - a courtly era of sedan chairs and teahouses, white gardens and poetic scrolls - to the student farmers ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published November 15th 1997 by Metropolitan Books
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Jeruen
Jun 09, 2011 Jeruen rated it it was amazing
This is a case of hate that turned into like.

Rarely do I read Chinese novels, and there is a reason for that. Mainly, it is because the Chinese novels usually have a billion characters in them, and that these characters have Chinese names. And yes, even if they are orthographically different (Zhisheng is different from Ruide) but still, the unfamiliarity with the names, coupled with the quantity of them, makes me somehow lost.

But, most of the time, these novels, whose story spans multiple genera
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Jane
Jan 29, 2015 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Đọc xong đúng ngày 30/4.
Đọc được Lý Nhuệ đã nói thế này: "Tính vô lý của lịch sử đã tàn nhẫn dìm chết sinh mạng con người, khiến tôi thể nghiệm sâu sắc rằng lịch sử vô lý nhất lại được tạo ra từ nhân loại có lý tính nhất, con người tự tạo ra cảnh khốn cùng không thể giải thoát của chính mình."

Mình giống tác giả ở chỗ thích những đoạn tả về con trâu.
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I was disappointed with this novel and it may be the translation, I am not a big fan of this translator....I think he does not do justice to the writers he has translated like Mo Yan...
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Li Rui (Chinese: 李锐; pinyin: Li Ruì; born 1949 in Beijing) is a short-story writer and novelist from China. He is best known for his Houtu series of short stories, which won the China Times Literary Prize as well as the 8th National Award for best short stories.

He has published five novels, several novellas and several volumes of short stories. In 2004, Li won the French Ordre des Arts et des Lett
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