The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China

The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun

By Lu Xun; Julia Lovell (Translator); Yiyun Li (Afterword by)
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140455489, 416pp.)

Publication Date: January 26, 2010

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Lu Xun (Lu Hsun) is arguably the greatest writer of modern China, and is considered by many to be the founder of modern Chinese literature. Lu Xun's stories both indict outdated Chinese traditions and embrace China's cultural richness and individuality. This volume presents brand-new translations by Julia Lovell of all of Lu Xun's stories, including 'The Real Story of Ah-Q', 'Diary of a Madman', 'A Comedy of Ducks', 'The Divorce' and 'A Public Example', among others. With an afterword by Yiyun Li.



About the Author
Gladys Yang and Yang Xianyi are the most distinguished team of Chinese-English translators. Besides Lu Xun, they have also translated many classics of traditional Chinese literature.

Julia Lovell is an author, translator, and academic. She is the author of the widely acclaimed The Great Wall: China Against the World 1000 BC AD 2000, which was published in eighteen countries. She has translated many key Chinese works into English, including Lust, Caution by Eileen Chang, The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun, and Serve the People by Yan Lianke. She is a lecturer in modern Chinese history and literature at the University of London and writes for the Guardian, The Times, the Economist, and the Times Literary Supplement. She spends a large part of the year in China with her family.

Yiyun Li grew up in Beijing and attended Peking University. She came to the United States in 1996 to study medicine and started writing two years later. After receiving a master's degree in immunology from the University of Iowa, she attended the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she received an MFA. Li is a recipient of The Paris Review's Plimpton Prize for new writers. Her stories have been published in "The New Yorker," "The Paris Review," "Glimmer Train," and "Prospect," She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and their two sons.

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