London Picador 1998
The stories collected together in this anthology represent the most radical writing to come out of China since the end of the Cultural Revolution in 1976. They include some funny, some moving and some shocking tales from a fast changing culture.
LibraryThing member herschelian
A very limited range of books by contemporary Chinese authors have been translated into English and published in the west, so I found this anthology useful in introducing me to some new authors. I am not alway convinced that the translation always does justice to the quality of the writing, but it is almost impossible to judge. These are all very interesting stories/extracts, and apart from anything else, they provide a glimpse into a world most of us know little about.