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  • Lapse of Time
    This collection of short fiction by a Chinese woman is of interest principally for the window it opens to the workings of daily life during and after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).
  • Baotown
    In this slim volume, Wang Anyi, a Shanghai writer in her 30s, who like many of her generation spent eight years in rural exile during the Cultural Revolution, reminds us that the China of 200 million city dwellers, lately so evident on our TV screens, is far removed from th
  • The Song of Everlasting Sorrow: A Novel of Shanghai
    In a beautifully constructed cyclical narrative from Wang Anyi (Baotown ), fashion serves as the lens through which Wang Qiyao analyzes her descent from fleeting fame to desperate anonymity.
  • Brocade Valley
    A final remark proves perhaps more apt than Wang intended: ``I have to release the heroine, and let her walk away without a story.'' ( Nov. )
  • Fiction Reviews: Week of 1/21/2008
    The Girl with No Shadow Joanne Harris.

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