Taipei People

Pai Hsien-yung. Translated by the author and Patia Yasin. Edited by George Kao.

The Chinese University Press

Taipei People

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Pub Date: June 2017

ISBN: 9789882370067

220 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $18.00

Pub Date: August 2000

ISBN: 9789622018594

220 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $23.00

Taipei People

Pai Hsien-yung. Translated by the author and Patia Yasin. Edited by George Kao.

The Chinese University Press

Widely acclaimed as a classic of contemporary fiction, Taipei People has been frequently compared to James Joyce's Dubliners. Henry Miller considers Pai Hsien-yung "a master of portraiture." Literary critics such as C. T. Hsia called Pai Hsien-yung a "rare talent" who, according to another critic, "has absorbed the diverse techniques of contemporary Western literature to temper and modernize his writing; however, the characters he writes about remain Chinese people and the stories he tells remain Chinese tales." The collection of fourteen stories from this reprint edition has already been translated to great acclaim into French, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, Japanese, and Korean.
...the highest achievement in the contemporary Chinese story. Patrick Hanan, Harvard University

About the Author

Pai Hsien-Yung became a professor of Chinese literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1965, and retired in 1994. Pai is an internationally acclaimed author and founder of Modern Literature magazine.

Patia Yasin is a translator of traditional Chinese and Japanese folk lyrics and modern Turkish poetry.

George Kao is a founding editor of the journal Renditions, published by the Research Centre for Translation, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.