The Resource The song of everlasting sorrow: : a novel of Shanghai, (ebook)

The song of everlasting sorrow: : a novel of Shanghai, (ebook)

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The song of everlasting sorrow: : a novel of Shanghai
Title
The song of everlasting sorrow:
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a novel of Shanghai
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Language
eng
Summary
Set in post-World War II Shanghai, The Song of Everlasting Sorrow follows the adventures of Wang Qiyao, a girl born of the longtong, the crowded, labyrinthine alleys of Shanghai's working-class neighborhoods. Infatuated with the glitz and glamour of 1940s Hollywood, Wang Qiyao seeks fame in the Miss Shanghai beauty pageant, and this fleeting moment of stardom becomes the pinnacle of her life. During the next four decades, Wang Qiyao indulges in the decadent pleasures of pre-liberation Shanghai, secretly playing mahjong during the antirightist Movement and exchanging lovers on the eve of the Cultural Revolution. Surviving the vicissitudes of modern Chinese history, Wang Qiyao emerges in the 1980s as a purveyor of "old Shanghai"-a living incarnation of a new, commodified nostalgia that prizes splendor and sophistication--only to become embroiled in a tragedy that echoes the pulpy Hollywood noirs of her youth. From the violent persecution of communism to the liberalism and openness of the age of reform, this sorrowful tale of old China versus new, of perseverance in the face of adversity, is a timeless rendering of our never-ending quest for transformation and beauty
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Midwest
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1954-
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Wang, Anyi
Dewey number
895.1/352
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1974-
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  • Berry, Michael
  • Egan, Susan Chan
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Series statement
Weatherhead books on Asia
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  • Shanghai (China)
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
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The song of everlasting sorrow: : a novel of Shanghai, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780231513098
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11861855
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remote
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11861855
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MWT11861855
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The song of everlasting sorrow: : a novel of Shanghai, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231513098
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11861855
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11861855
System control number
MWT11861855
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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