Fortress Besieged

Fortress Besieged by Qian Zhongshu

By: Qian Zhongshu

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ISBN
9780141187860
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
480
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Set on the eve of the Sino-Japanese war, 'Fortress Besieged' recounts the exuberant misadventures of the hapless hero Fang Hung-chien, who after aimlessly studying in Europe at his family's expense returns to Shanghai armed with a bogus degree from a fake university. On the liner back, Fang's life becomes deeply entangled with those of two Chinese beauties - while when he does finally make it home, he obtains a teaching post at a newly established university, encounters effete pseudo-intellectuals, and falls into a marriage of disastrous proportions.

A glorious tale of love, marriage, war, calamity, disillusionment and hope, this is one of the greatest Chinese novels: combining Eastern philosophy, Western traditions, adventure, tragicomedy and satire to create a unique feast of delights.
ISBN:
9780141187860
Publication Date:
05 / 06 / 2006
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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