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During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, two boys are sent to the country for reeducation, where their lives take an unexpected turn when they meet the beautiful daughter of a local tailor and stumble upon a forbidden stash of Western literature.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Sijie Dai
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release: 2001
File: 197 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780375413094

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie, a moving account of how two young Chinese men discover love and Western literature after the Communist regime sends them to a remote mountain village to be reeducated. As well as offering piercing social commentary on the realities of state oppression, this is a coming-of-age novel with a timeless, heartfelt message about love, friendship and the power of literature. Dai Sijie is an award-winning writer and filmmaker of Chinese birth, who has lived and worked in France since 1984. Find out everything you need to know about Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

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Genre: Study Aids
Author: Bright Summaries
Publisher: BrightSummaries.com
Release: 2016-02-26
File: 64 Pages
ISBN-13: 9782806270566

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A Study Guide for Dai Sijie's "Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

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Genre: Literary Criticism
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Release: 2016-06-29
File: 20 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781410340870

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Author: Dai Sijie
Publisher:
Release: 2001
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 060501955X

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Author: Emma Gordon Williams
Publisher:
Release: 2002
File: 13 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:223762699

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After years of studying Freud in Paris, Mr. Muo returns home to bring the benefits of psychoanalysis to twenty-first-century China and to somehow free his college sweetheart, now a political prisoner, a quest that leads him to the sadistic local magistrate, Judge Di, who demands a virgin maiden in exchange for clemency. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Dai Sijie
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2006
File: 287 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400077144

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A precious scroll inscribed with a lost Buddhist sutra—once owned by Pu Yi, the last emperor of China—is illicitly sold to an eccentric French linguist, Paul d’Ampere, who is imprisoned as a result. In jail, he devotes himself to studying its ancient text. A young Western scholar in China hears this account from the grocer Toomchooq, whose name mysteriously connects him to the document. She falls in love with both teller and tale, but when d’Ampere is killed in prison, Toomchooq disappears, and she, pregnant with his child, embarks on a search for her lost love and the scroll that begins, “Once on a moonless night . . .” From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Dai Sijie
Publisher: Anchor
Release: 2009-08-11
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307272034

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Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publisher:
Release: 1893
File: 222 Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:32044102876976

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Author: Sijie Dai
Publisher: Vintage
Release: 2002-03
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0099296330

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Hsiu-Chang Deppman puts landmark contemporary Chinese films in the context of their literary origins & explores how the best Chinese directors adapt fictional narratives & styles for film.

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Genre: Performing Arts
Author: Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Release: 2010-04-30
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780824833732

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