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MY LIFE AS EMPEROR, the third of Su Tong's works to be published in English . Written in 1992, MY LIFE AS EMPEROR offers an engrossing story line filled with memorable characters and fascinating insights into imperial life.
MY LIFE AS EMPEROR, the third of Su Tong's works to be published in English (after RAISE THE RED LANTERN and RICE), tells a brilliant and compelling tale of fate, decay and decadence, and palace intrigue fueled by the whims of a fourteen-year-old and his manipulating grandmother, a figure strongly reminiscent of China's famous Qing Dynasty dragon empress, Cixi. Yet within this bleak context of impending doom, the author gives us a phoenix tale, the story of an unlikely rebirth into a life of peace and contemplation.
Su Tong is one of the most celebrated Chinese writers today. The New York Times calls him "an imaginative and skillful storyteller. The publication of this book - his first in almost ten years - will be an international literary event
Su Tong is one of the most celebrated Chinese writers today. The publication of this book - his first in almost ten years - will be an international literary event. His innovative, deftly constructed novels remain at the forefront of a growing body of work by a coterie of writers who have exposed new facts about China's past and posed vital questions regarding the country's future.
Translated by Howard Goldblatt. My Life as Emperor could be considered a pleasure cruise through my inner world
Translated by Howard Goldblatt. My Life as Emperor could be considered a pleasure cruise through my inner world. It has long been my wish to penetrate the millennia of China’s history, to transform myself into an old customer at some teahouse on an ancient street in the midst of a kaleidoscopic world with its teeming masses, and soak up the passage of time with my eyes.
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by. Su, Tong, 1963-; Goldblatt, Howard, 1939-. Su, Tong, 1963-, Emperors. New York : Hyperion East. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
Now, with My Life as Emperor, Su Tong takes the other perspective-rather than focus on a poor crook, his focus is now a young man named emperor of the fictional Xie Empire. It is a wise and splendid mix-Su Tong addresses the problems of the hierarchies of people while treating the people themselves with compassion and empathy
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Nevertheless, these studies reveal large differences in the circumstances of women in different countries and help to illuminate the several developments in the labor market, the family, and public policy which explain the extreme feminization of poverty in the United States.
Su Tong was born in Suzhou, China, in 1963 and graduated from Beijing Normal University with a degree in Chinese literature
Su Tong was born in Suzhou, China, in 1963 and graduated from Beijing Normal University with a degree in Chinese literature. He is the author of the novel Rice and the three-novella collection Raise the Red Lantern, the title story of which was made into an Oscar-nominated film by Zhang Yimou. Su Tong now lives in Nanjing, China. Howard Goldblatt, an award-winning translator of Chinese authors, including Mo Yan and Liu Heng, is a professor at the University of Notre Dame.
My Life as Emperor begins with a word to the reader. We must not, Su Tong tells us, take his epic story of the Xie dynasty in China too literally, or look for parallels in history. Su Tong describes, with great skill, the mistakes the teenage emperor makes in choosing his enemies. Duanbai is deposed as a young adult by one of them: a usurper, himself doomed to failure, waiting in the wings. uk - postage and packing are free in the UK. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.