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When the Purple Mountain Burns free pdf By December 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army had advanced into the heartland of China and reached toward their inevitable climax: Nanjing, China's capital and glorious ancient city nestled at the base of the Purple Mountain, was besieged. The government had fled, leaving several hundred thousand civilians and soldiers behind, among them a twelve-year-old girl. To face the unthinkable. An unprecedented historical novel, When the Purple Mountain Burns presents a riveting, profoundly intimate portrait of Nanjing and its people during the first six days after its fall to the Japanese army. Within the city walls are men and women, young and old, soldiers and civilians, Chinese and a dozen foreigners, all caught up in the whirling, turbulent fires of history. The story, inspired by real historical events and people, probes deeply into the souls of victims and perpetrators of war atrocities, and hails its unassuming heroes and heroines. It is a powerful allegory against the folly of war and the horrors of genocide. This is a new edition of the novel When the Purple Mountain Burns published by the Long River Press, Berkeley, CA (2005). Two Chinese editions (one in simplified Chinese and one in classic Chinese) were published in Shanghai and Hong Kong respectively in 2005. A screenplay Qi wrote based on the novel has been optioned for production.

About Shouhua Qi

A native of Nanjing, Shouhua Qi came to the United States for his doctoral studies in 1989. He is the author of When the Purple Mountain Burns: A Novel (2005, in both English and two Chinese editions), Red Guard Fantasies and Other Stories (2007), Bridging the Pacific: Searching for Cross-Cultural Understanding Between the United States and China (2000), the editor and translator of Pearl Jacket and Other Stories: Flash Fiction from Contemporary China (2008), and more than ten other books. Among Qi's recent publications are The Bronte Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds (principal editor and contributing author, 2014) and Western Literature in China and the Translation of a Nation (2012), both by Palgrave Macmillan. Qi is Professor of English at Western Connecticut State University. (For more information about the author, see http: //people.wcsu.edu/qis/)

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Author : Shouhua Qi
Publisher : Wingsasclouds Press
Data Published : 02 August 2015
ISBN : 0996659609
EAN : 9780996659604
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 290 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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