With a generous selection of new translations commissioned for this book, readers will find the best short fiction, poetry, and essays from mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong in this first comprehensive collection of twentieth-century Chinese literature, which includes a lucid introduction by the editors and short biographies of the writers and
Perhaps no one could be better suited to expanding the canonical limits than Lau and Goldblatt. . . .This volume, with its Columbia label, its editors' stature, and its certifiable claim to be the first comprehensive anthology of kind, cannot but achieve an instant authority.