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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  125 ratings  ·  6 reviews

The stories in this book appeared some thirty years ago over a period of time in the magazine Hsien-tai wen hsueh (Modern Literature), which Pai Hsien-yung, the author, and other young writers founded, edited and wrote for in Taiwan. Published in book form in 1971 under the title Taipei jen (Taipei People), the stories in this book quickly established Pai Hsien-yung as a w

Paperback, 357 pages
Published February 20th 2006 by 爾雅出版社有限公司 (first published April 20th 1983)
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Eric Hinkle
3.5, maybe. Definitely an interesting, sometimes great book for those who like mundane stories consisting of a lot of dialogue (which I tend to like). Taipei People is a bit of an ironic title, because every single story revolves around people who emigrated from China as adults. The author himself only moved to Taiwan at the age of 10. His father was a KMT General, which perhaps accounts somewhat for Pai's decided focus on China (using flashbacks, history, and the characters' nostalgia), as well ...more
Tao Chen
Very deep book with many nice short stories.
不是看过全书的 - 只是看过‘冬夜’的。难过, 感动的。
3)沒有「過去」(分兩類:a)年輕的一輩 b)並不是因為「過去」痛苦而強逼自己接受現實)

NIce book with short stories of people living in Taipei....remembering the good old days in China...
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Chinese name: 白先勇

Kenneth Hsien-yung Pai (Chinese: 白先勇; pinyin: Bái Xiānyǒng; Wade–Giles: Pai Hsien-yung), born July 11, 1937) is a writer who has been described as a "melancholy pioneer." He was born in Guilin, Guangxi, China at the cusp of both the Second Sino-Japanese War and subsequent Chinese Civil War. Pai's father was the famous Kuomintang (KMT) general Bai Chongxi (Pai Chung-hsi), whom he l
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