Memories of Peking

South Side Stories

Lin Hai-yin. Translated by Nancy C. Ing and Chi Pang-yuan. Introduction by Peng Hsiao-yen.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Memories of Peking

Pub Date: February 2020

ISBN: 9789882371293

228 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $18.00

Memories of Peking

South Side Stories

Lin Hai-yin. Translated by Nancy C. Ing and Chi Pang-yuan. Introduction by Peng Hsiao-yen.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press

Through the keen eyes and curious mind of a young girl, Ying-tzu, we are given a glimpse into the adult world of Peking in the 1920s. Exploring ideas of loss and bewilderment, Lin Hai-yin carefully captures the transition from childhood to adulthood. Shielded by a child’s innocence, we are taken on a journey of discovery as Ying-tzu grapples with the uncertainties of human relationships as well as her developing awareness of the world around her.

About the Author

Lin Hai-Yin (1918–2001) was a writer, editor, and publisher.

Nancy C. Ing was editor of the Taipei Chinese PEN for twenty years (1972-1992) and was publisher of the magazine.

Chi Pang-yuan is professor emerita of English literature at National Taiwan University. She is the author of The Great Flowing River: A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan (Columbia, 2018).

Peng Hsiao-yen is a research fellow at the Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica.