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لم أكن أعرف إن كنت سأكون سعيدة كما كنت، وفي أي طريق سأتجه، أو إن كنت سأتمكن من مواجهة العالم بعينين حكيمتين وجريئيتن. لم أكن أعرف إن كان موجو لا يزال يحبني، أو إن كنت أريد أن أنجب منه طفلاً. لم أكن أعرف إن كانت طبقات الأشنة الكثيفة التي تكسو ثنايا ذاكرتي تعني أني لن أكون قادرة على أن أستدير وأن أجري.
Paperback, الطبعة الأولى, 304 pages
Published 2008 by منشورات الجمل (first published 2005)
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بثينة العيسى
May 02, 2012 بثينة العيسى rated it did not like it

هناك مادية مفرطة تزخر بها رواية "يفترض" من العنوان بأنها تؤول إلى الروحانية. النص متأمرك أكثر مما أطيق، ويسوّق نفسه من خلال الجنس.
أشرف فقيه
Dec 29, 2009 أشرف فقيه rated it liked it
حصدت الكاتبة الصينية (واي واي) –وهذه هي الطريقة الصحيحة لنطق اسمها-، حصدت شهرة عالمية حين مُنعت روايتها الأولى (شانگهاي بيبي) من التداول في الصين. والسبب: تمجيد الثقافة الرأسمالية. وعلى نفس النمط تسير المؤلفة في هذا الجزء الثاني. هي تقول أنها ما تزال تتكلم عن الهاجس الجنسي في الحياة.. مضافاً إليه الهاجس الروحي أيضاً.. وأنا أعتقد أن هذه الرواية تستمد أهميتها من بحث صاحبتها عن الهوية المفقودة في عالم ينبغي فيه لـ "الناجح" أن يصير أكثر تعولماً وأكثر إنتماء للماركة التجارية وللقيمة الغربية.. ليكتشف ...more
Hatem
Feb 24, 2016 Hatem rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
الزواج من بوذا : للحب ثمرة
(مراجعة لرواية الزواج من بوذا , وي هيوي)
حاتم سالم عبدالله

عندما رأيت هذه الرواية لأول مرة قلت ان وي هيوي لديها ما تود قوله فعنوان كـ (الزواج من بوذا) لن يجعلنا نتساءل عن أي نوع هذا من الزواج الذي يستغرق سرد تفاصيله ثلاثمائة صفحة. مؤكد جدا ان قرار الزواج من إله ليس قرارا صغيرا لنعلنه بعد صفحتين !

كوكو الشابة الصينية التي تتسابق دور النشر على طرح وترجمة اصداراتها المثيرة للغرائز ولدت في معبد بوذي ملئ بالحكمة والروائح الجميلة. تقرر العودة لشنغهاي مدينتها الأم جيئة ً من نيويو
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فضيض
Sep 15, 2013 فضيض rated it liked it

قال لها:
إنكِ مليئة بالتناقضات


كالين واليانج إذن، وكم ورد ذكر هذه الدائرة في الرواية، الدائرة التي تمثل التوازن بين الخير والشر، وإنه لا يوجد خير محض أو شر محض، فهناك صفحات كثيرة سارت فيها شخصية الرواية وراء لذاتها وشهوتها باندفاعٍ أعمى، وهناك صفحات سارت فيها خلف بوذا!، خلف "سيد الطبيعة الفارغة" في جزيرة بوتوو التي كانت تأتي إليها في الخريف، وتسير خلفه أو تجلس أمامه داخل معبد المطر الورع في تأمل صامت طويل



وفي عصر يوم مشمس، رافقت السيد الذي دخل في فترة النقاهة في جولة في حدائق معبد المطر الورع

عندما
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Jennie
Apr 07, 2007 Jennie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marrying Buddha is better that Wei Hui's first book. I couldn't not read it, Shanghai Baby was so bad, it's like car crash reading-- I couldn't turn away. My main complaint with Marrying Buddha is the lack of copy editor. It's a sequel to the first, as Coco is on book tour for Shanghai Baby. It flips back and forth between her life in New York, and the story of her relationship with a new boyfriend and her life in China as she tries to put her life back together after they've broken up. Wei Hui ...more
Ihsan Alattar
Jun 14, 2016 Ihsan Alattar rated it liked it
الكتب والروايات الأكثر مبيعا غالبا ما تكون ممتعة
والا لما كانت الكتب الاكثر مبيعا !
هل من الضروري ان يكون كل كتاب نقرأه يقدم وجبة فكرية وجمالية معقدة وعميقة ..
لا اعتقد فبعض الكتب الظريفة الخفيفة تنفع احيانا
حازت وي هيوي شهرة واسعة في العالم خاصة بعد محاربة رواياتها ومنعها في بلدها الام - الصين ..
تقدم الكاتبة رواياتها في قالب جنسي و عاطفي ورومانسي مرح لذلك اغلب الظن ان شريحة المراهقات تحب هذا النوع من الكتب التي تقدم ..
(الزواج من بوذا ) رواية تشبه الى حد بعيد ألأفلام الرومانسية الامريكية التقلي
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Winna
Aug 03, 2011 Winna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
I read this years ago, and although I like it as much as I like the previous book Shanghai Baby, I can't help feeling that it has a similar feel. It has the same theme - self discovery, physical affair, and sex. That being said, I like Muju and Coco's relationship a lot better than her dysfunctional one with Tian Tian. I also appreciate the fact that Coco finally faces the consequences of her action, although in the end we do not know for sure what she's going to do and things are left hanging i ...more
Noor
Jul 11, 2016 Noor rated it really liked it
Shelves: novels

احب ان اقرا وجهات نظر الحياة من رؤيا شرق اسويه لطالما اجتذبتي الاسماء اولا قبل
ان اعرف ماتحتويه الروايه حقا فقط لكون الكاتب من هذه البقعه من الارض

كانت هنا المعادله مختللفه ف من عالم المظاهر البعيد عن الروحيه جاءت كوكو

احببت البدايات كانت مكتوبه بلغة اجمل شاعريه اكثر قبل ان تتركز كثيرا في محور الجنس الطعام وكثير من ماركات الثياب

الروايه لاتصلح للاهداء حتما
السؤال اذا كنت قد احببتها ف ساقول نعم لقد غيرت شيئا ولو قليلا من نظرتي للحياة **
Lara
Sep 26, 2009 Lara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So much potential in the subject matter. A woman with one foot in the West, the other in the East, exploring both worlds, torn between them, acknowledging the pull of each, embracing the hybridity of her identity. But, at the end of the day, what Wei Hui has given us is another example of "Chick Lit", even if slightly more "exotic" and despite the occasional attempt at something more meaningful in the chapters which tell of the protagonist's supposed spiritual awakening on the Buddhist island of ...more
Brittany
Jun 29, 2009 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book greatly; I admit that I should have read Shanghai Baby first, but I had no idea that this was a continuation of that book...so there we have it. I really enjoy a nicely written memoir, and this one sucked me in in a way I haven't been pulled into a book in a long while; I blazed through the whole thing in an entire afternoon.

If nothing else, there's a good dose of sex in it without being trashy.
Celia Bygraves
I liked this book, Wei Hui has grown up some and the relationship with Muju her Italian/Japanese lover is sensitive and erotic. Her struggles with the old and what could be a more sophisticated spiritual future are evocative and funny, sad and frustrating all in one. Not yet completed it, so will edit later!
Helen
Feb 02, 2009 Helen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i like her books. Good mix of western and eastern tradition. Love the characters too> i could fall in love with Muju, the leading character's boyfriend...
أثير النشمي
Mar 10, 2011 أثير النشمي rated it it was ok
لم تتضمن الرواية أي فكرة مُميزة , كان سرداً جنسياً أكثر من كونه عملاً أدبياً .. لم أخرج من الرواية بأيةِ اقتباسات " على غيرِ العادة " .. قرأتها في يومين لأنه كان من الواجبِ علي أن أنتهي منها ..
Bryan Chung
Aug 23, 2016 Bryan Chung rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Reading this book filled me with an insatiable hunger to taste the literary honey that is the prequel to this title: Shanghai Baby. With its decadent and descriptive content I was drenched from head to toe in a cosmic waterfall of similes and metaphors.

Actually I jest. This is a pretty appalling book that only seems to massage the insecurities of its author whilst simultaneously bombarding the reader with brands and high street fashion labels from her daily wardrobe malfunction.

I soon became ti
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Rongen
Sep 12, 2016 Rongen rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Buch zum Wegschmeissen. Hat man wieder Platz im Schrank.
جهاد السيسى السيسى
من هو بوذا الذي يجب ان تتزوجه كوكو اثر حملها المفاجئ الذي لا تعرف من المسئول عنه ، هل هو موجو ام نِك ،الذي نامت مع كلاهما في فترات متقاربة جدا ، بطلة الرواية امراة شهوانية لا تهتم الا بالطعام وارتداء اغلى الازياء بأغلى الماركات وممارسة الجنس وتدليل الذات ، تخلل في النصف بعض الفصول القليلة التي تتحدث فيها لزيارتها جزية بوتو حيث وُلدت داخل معبد المطر الورع ، حاولت ان تضفي حسا روحانيا على الرواية ، لكنى ارى انه لم يكن متناغما نع كل الماديات الغالبة على العمل
يحتسب العمل انه غير ممل ، رغم اني قرأت ص
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Eastern Lit
Compared to Shanghai Baby this novel is a lot more mature in terms of writing and themes. It's much more 'adult'T Coco is no longer passive and one-dimensional, instead, she is a much more well-rounded character.

Marrying Buddha is empowering. Coco takes control of her life (although sometimes is still influenced by men), and by the end of the novel she is a strong, powerful woman.

The novel also breaks some taboos like embracing the Japanese. To the modern Chinese, this may be seen as a betrayal.
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Mark
Apr 29, 2013 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mark by: a little birdie
finding this book to read is really a challenge, no libraries around here seem to have it. maybe I will have to buy it from Amazon or something. I did buy it from Amazon.

Review? maybe.. maybe not...

I loved the Yo-yo Ma section...

"the cello master Yo-Yo Ma could really drink..." That makes me smile, what musician worth his weight can't..by the way?

then the beautiful quote by her father.. "Men who can drink but need not fear getting drunk are worth depending upon." Wise Dad indeed.

My opinion, go b
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Jess
Jun 28, 2012 Jess rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book after reading Shanghai Baby, but this book was just fell flat. Each chapter felt like a diary entry, in itself, not a bad thing, but there was no arc, it felt like nothing happened. Even this would have been acceptable if the chapters melded together to create some semblance of a whole, but no such luck. I read the book through to the end (hence the 2 star review), but I didn't really feel like much of anything happened or was accomplished. Unless you were wowed ...more
أروى الجفري
من وظائف الرواية -كما أرى- أن تعطي القارئ قيمة فكرية أو إنسانية ، أو أن تجعله يدخل لعوالم أخرى قد تكون بعيدة عن عالمه ، و ربما تجعله يدخل عوالم نفسية لشخوص الرواية ، ربما يظن القارئ أنه لم يقابل و لن يتعامل أبدا مع شخصيات كهذه لنفوره منها ، و ربما يكون قد قابل و تعامل فعلا مع أشخاص كهؤلاء لكن دون أن يعلم ذلك كونهم متدثرين بمظهر اجتماعي لائق لايظهر ماوراءه.

هذه الرواية لم تعطِ أي قيمة لكنها كشفت عن عالم آخر لشخصية تائهة .. ضائعة بين حاجة جسدها و روحها، شخصية غير سوية، قد يكون لدى الكاتبة قدرة جيدة
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Juhaina
Apr 27, 2012 Juhaina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marrying Buddha


بثقافة شرق آسيوية يُطرح المحظور الذي يُكمَل به كل نقصان مابين حنكةالصين وفلسفة الطاو اليابانية وبإسلوب عصري وعملي حيث تتسارع الأحداث في نيويورك هكذا ببساطة عندما تتزوج المرأة راحة البال .. الزواج من بوذا من أجمل ماقــرأت .. للكاتبة الصينية وي هيوي..

One of the great books i have ever read... its modern,complicate,and spiritual.. Love it :)
Kinich
Sep 06, 2008 Kinich rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
maybe it was the translation into spanish that was bad.... I thought it was poorly executed. lacking poetic imagination. the endless refrences to desgner fashion and the price of what so and so was wearing is a big turn off for me. its the literature of yuppie imperialists...ugh! its a good thing she is finding buddha and...well....everyone had a right to express themselves. but if this is a big selling author these are sad sad times we live in.
Nicole Field
First of all, I agree with all the reviews here who lament the lack of a line editor for this novel/translation. That said, it isn't the author's fault that this is the case.

I found Coco to be an honest narrator. The prose was lively and interesting. It's difficult to review a book where the subjects of plot and character are based on real life experience. I will say, though, that one thing that struck me about this book was that it seemed to end just as the real story was starting up.
Andrea
Feb 12, 2009 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chicklit
I am not sure if it's memoir or a novel, but I like this book. It's interesting to see the Chinese's point of view on general issues. If you are prude, then I recommened NOT for you to read it. Good for people who have open minded. (a sex change, sex issues, sex toys, casual sex). It's refreshing to read something different for me. :)
Circa
Jan 29, 2011 Circa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, memoir
I actually liked this one better than 'Shanghai Baby'. Her narrative had more structure and it seemed her experiences and reflections actually had an effect on her maturity and growth as a person. Her poetic and flowing descriptions were comforting and beautiful and her racy charm made for a can't-put-it-down read. I hope she covers motherhood in her next novel just as beautifully.
Natasa Tovornik
Aug 03, 2011 Natasa Tovornik rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Wei Hui's second book can be seen as a second part of Shanghai baby but it can be read separately as well. I found it interesting to see how she changed over time and how different people and different cities influence us. It was a deeper and sometimes harder to read book, but I enjoyed it maybe even more than the first one. No idea, both were done in a weekend. :)
Intan
Jan 25, 2015 Intan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
saya membaca buku ini, ketika saya merasa penasaran bagaimana kelanjutan dari cerita Coco di novel Shanghai Baby. Wei Hui mengeksplor diri sebagai perempuan Cina yang berani menyinggung perbedaan-perbedaan antar rasial dengan sangat menarik pada novelnya.
Lisa
Jun 24, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. I don't find Coco terribly likeable, and I think she makes some appalling life choices. But she's very brave to write so candidly about her life. If there is a third installment, I would be interested to read it and see how her life is going.
Maja Užmah
May 21, 2016 Maja Užmah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Quite interesting story. Even better than Wei Huis first book Shanghai baby.
Its about Cocos relationship with Muju in New York exploring sex and spiritual world-until she meets american Nick. Than she escapes to her birth island Putu to find balance. :)
Stine
Mar 28, 2011 Stine rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: asian-fiction
I actually quite liked "Shanghai Baby" despite its lacking of a real plot. However, this one I didn't like at all. There is even less of a plot here, and nothing about the characters kept me interested.
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Zhou Weihui (simplified Chinese: 周卫慧; traditional Chinese: 周衛慧) is a Chinese writer, living and working in Shanghai and New York. She is known in the West also as "Wei Hui".

Her novel Shanghai Baby (2000) was banned in the People's Republic of China as "decadent". Her latest novel Marrying Buddha (2005) was censored, modified and published in China under a modified title.

Wei Hui has been regarded b
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