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Zhou Zuoren: Selected Essays: Chinese-English Bilingual Edition (Bilingual Series in Modern Chinese Literature)

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Zhou Zuoren (1885--1967), the brother of writer Lu Xun, was one of the most controversial intellectuals in modern China. Radically at odds with many of his contemporaries, Zhou opposed the May Fourth reformers. His work was banned in both mainland China and Taiwan for many years as a result of his collaboration with the Japanese puppet government during the Sino-Japanese W ...more
Paperback, 274 pages
Published July 11th 2006 by Chinese University Press (first published April 1st 2005)
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James
Brother of famed writer Lu Xun (real name Zhou Shuren), Zhou Zuoren was a man of letters and education, mainly writing essays as opposed to his brother's realist fiction. Zhou saw the essay as a lost art amidst the wave of story writing that gripped Republican China, and in this collection (which is expertly translated with the original text alongside), the reader sees Zhou's unique style and wit. He writes of everyday occurrences, wider culture, and life lived peacefully, all of which earned hi ...more
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This selection of essays has a little bit of everything. From musings about reading in the toilet (in the lavatory) to reminiscences of family, the author writes about a variety of topics that strike his fancy. Essays vary in length from very short to very long. Some are more interesting than others.

Edition is a parallel text where you get the Chinese on one page and the English translation on the other. Overall, it is a pretty good look at Chinese literature from early 20th century.
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Zhou Zuoren (Chinese: 周作人; pinyin: Zhōu Zuòrén; Wade–Giles: Chou Tso-jen) (16 January 1885 – 6 May 1967) was a Chinese writer, primarily known as an essayist and a translator. He was the younger brother of Lu Xun (Zhou Shuren), the second of three brothers...

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