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With this translation of the 1929 novel Rainbow(Hong), one of China's most influential works of fiction is at last available in English.

Rainbow chronicles the political and social disruptions in China during the early years of the twentieth century. Inspired by the iconoclasm of the "May Fourth Movement," the heroine, Mei, embarks on a journey that takes her from the limit
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Paperback, 255 pages
Published May 29th 1992 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 1992)
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While I loved the gorgeous lyrical writing, I found much of the plot to be very confusing and there was little forward movement. I wanted there to be more happening, given the nature of the book. Additionally, many of the characters names were so similar, two characters even had the same surname they were referred to as, that it became very confusing to keep the story straight. The characters really just blended together in my mind.
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Mao Dun (4 July 1896 – 27 March 1981) was the pen name of Shen Dehong (Shen Yanbing), a 20th-century Chinese novelist, cultural critic, and the Minister of Culture of People's Republic of China (1949–65). He is one of the most celebrated left-wing realist novelists of modern China. His most famous works are Ziye, a novel depicting life in cosmopolitan Shanghai, and Spring Silkworms. He also wrote ...more
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