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The Resource Remains of life : a novel, Wu He ; translated by Michael Berry

Remains of life : a novel, Wu He ; translated by Michael Berry

Label
Remains of life : a novel
Title
Remains of life
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Wu He ; translated by Michael Berry
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"On October 27, 1930 during an annual sports meet held at Musha Elementary School on an aboriginal reservation deep in the mountains of Taiwan there occurred a bloody uprising unlike anything Japan had ever witnessed in its colonial history. Before noon the Atayal tribe had summarily slain one hundred and thirty-four Japanese in a headhunting ritual that shook the very foundations of Japan's colonial empire. The Japanese responded to what would later become known as the "Musha Incident" with a militia of three thousand, heavy artillery, airplanes, and internationally banned poisonous gas. The Atayal of Musha were brought to the brink of genocide. Nearly seventy years later, Chen Guocheng, a writer best known by his poetic penname Wu He, or "Dancing Crane," traveled to Musha to investigate the long forgotten Musha Incident and search for the "remains of life"--The survivors of the incident and their descendants. Exploring the impetus behind this disturbing historical event and questioning its legitimacy and accuracy, Wu He walks a tightrope between the primitive and the civilized, beauty and violence, fact and fiction. The result is Remains of Life, a powerful and disturbing literary voyage into perhaps the darkest chapter of Taiwan's colonial history. This one-of-a-kind work is a milestone in Chinese literature and marks the arrival of a major literary voice in the Chinese speaking world. Upon its publication in Taiwan, the novel was awarded virtually every major national literary award including the Taipei Creative Writing Award for Literature, The China Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Award, The United Daily Readers' Choice Award, Ming Pao's Ten Best Books of the Year Award, and the Kingstone Award for Most Influential Book of the Year" --
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DLC
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1951-
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Wuhe
Dewey number
895.13/6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2966.U82968
LC item number
Y813 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1974-
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Berry, Michael
Series statement
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
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  • Musha Rebellion, 1930
  • Taiwan aborigines
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
Label
Remains of life : a novel, Wu He ; translated by Michael Berry
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese of: Yu sheng
Bar code
  • 31223119513290
  • 31223119513282
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9780231166010
Lccn
2016037969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20170424-054
System control number
  • 963439265
  • (OCoLC)963439265
Label
Remains of life : a novel, Wu He ; translated by Michael Berry
Publication
Note
Translation from the Chinese of: Yu sheng
Bar code
  • 31223119513290
  • 31223119513282
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-333)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiv, 333 pages
Isbn
9780231166010
Lccn
2016037969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
bro-copy20170424-054
System control number
  • 963439265
  • (OCoLC)963439265

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