Fu Ping a novel Wang Anyi ; translated by Howard Goldblatt.

Author
Wang, Anyi, 1954- [Browse]
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Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York Columbia University Press [2019]
Description
1 online resource (viii, 282 pages).

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Series
Weatherhead books on Asia [More in this series]
Summary note
"Nainai has lived in Shanghai for many years, and the time has come to find a wife for her adopted grandson. But when the bride she has chosen arrives from the countryside, it soon becomes clear that the orphaned girl has ideas of her own. Her name is Fu Ping, and the more she explores the residential lanes and courtyards behind Shanghai's busy shopping streets, the less she wants to return to the country as a dutiful wife. As Fu Ping wavers over her future, she learns the city through the stories of the nannies, handymen, and garbage collectors whose labor is bringing life and bustle back to postwar Shanghai. Fu Ping is a keenly observed portrait of the lives of lower-class women in Shanghai in the early years of the People's Republic of China. Wang Anyi, one of contemporary China's most acclaimed authors, explores the daily lives of migrants from rural areas and other people on the margins of urban life. In shifting perspectives rich in detail and psychological insight, she sketches their aspirations, their fears, and the subtle ties that bind them together. In Howard Goldblatt's masterful translation, Fu Ping reveals Wang Anyi's precise renderings of history, class, and the human heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes
Translated from the original Chinese into English.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. New York Available via World Wide Web.
Source of description
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 18, 2020).
ISBN
  • 9780231550208 (electronic book)
  • 0231550200 (electronic book)
LCCN
2019006199
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