Nearly all the Chinese critics who discuss Ah Cheng’s work go to great lengths to praise the spare, concentrated expressiveness of his prose style… But they see in Ah Cheng’s powerful language an indicator of something else, too – they see in his style an extraordinary spirit, something that years of class struggle under Mao’s aegis had sought simply to efface.

—Theodore Huters, Modern China

Three classic novellas – The King of Trees, The King of Chess, The King of Children – that completely altered the landscape of contemporary Chinese fiction.

The King of Trees

Fiction by Ah Cheng

Translated by Bonnie S. MacDougall

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Paperback (published June 1, 2010)

ISBN
9780811218665
Price US
14.95
Price CN
19
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
272

Ah Cheng

Contemporary Chinese author and screenwriter

Nearly all the Chinese critics who discuss Ah Cheng’s work go to great lengths to praise the spare, concentrated expressiveness of his prose style… But they see in Ah Cheng’s powerful language an indicator of something else, too – they see in his style an extraordinary spirit, something that years of class struggle under Mao’s aegis had sought simply to efface.

—Theodore Huters, Modern China