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From a Cottager's Sketchbook, Volume 1

(Bilingual Series in Modern Chinese Literature)

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Liang Shih-chiu (1903--1987), a literary critic and theorist of many talents, was the first person to translate the complete works of Shakespeare into Chinese. Literary historians remember him chiefly for his conservative leanings and his infamous "war of words" with Lu Xun, the acknowledged leader of leftist writers in the 1930s. "From A Cottager's Sketchbook" highlights

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published June 2005 by Chinese Univesity Press
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The stories were definitely more interesting in the second half of the book. Some real gems, but also a few very forgettable essays. I definitely prefer Lin Yutang as an essayist, but I'll probably get Volume 2 at some point nonetheless.
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