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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, 304 pages
Published 2008 by منشورات الجمل (first published 2005)
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أشرف فقيه
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
بثينة العيسى

هناك مادية مفرطة تزخر بها رواية "يفترض" من العنوان بأنها تؤول إلى الروحانية. النص متأمرك أكثر مما أطيق، ويسوّق نفسه من خلال الجنس.
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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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Hatem
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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Jennie
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
Winna
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
Lara
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
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!
أثير عبد الله النشمي
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 ..
Helen
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...
Widad Nems
كنت حتى الفصول الأخيرة من الكتاب أعلق أملًا على أن تغدق علينا وي هيوي شيئًا من جماليات العنوان إنما المفارقة ظلت كما هي ومحتوى الرواية ظلّ نائيا كل النأي عن روحانيات بوذا ..غارقًا في الملذات المادية ...في حين يبقى الموعد البوذي مؤجلا ومهمشا..لتتخذ الكاتبة من الحب والجنس مادة دسمة لروايتها , أما في زيارات البطلة لمعبد المطر الورع _وهي لا تتعدى بضع صفحات من الكتاب_ فلا تعدو أن تكون إيهامًا آخر للقارئ بتلك الوشائج الروحية التي لا تمت ب صلة إلى السخافات المحورية في الكتاب .
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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Yewon
An author's self indulgence at its worst.
Guess it's the novelty of reading a Chinese lady writing about sex, one whose book is banned there that created the hype.
Tabloids are better worth my time.
Mark
Apr 29, 2013 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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
Afra
Booooring realy realy boring . I couldn't finish it .
Dex
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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.
Juhaina
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
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.
Elena Petrinec
Ponekad žena vodi ljubav sa svinjom samo da bi se kasnije poput Feniksa izdigla iz pepela.
Lisa
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.
Chloelenne
:D I hope, there's a next book coming out about her SPOILER ALARM!
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being a mom.
Circa
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
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. :)
Andrea
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. :)
Katie Grainger
I have not read Shanghai Baby so I can't comment on whether or not this book was better. However I think that I would read it as I did enjoy Marrying Buddha. I also immediately went online to see if there was a third book. This was how I knew I had really enjoyed it!!
Stine
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.
Jessica
At times, the main character comes across as a spoiled brat. However, I found her relationships and travel between Shanghai and New York intriguing. A great view of "young" China.
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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.

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 by international media as a spokeswoman of th
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