Capturing Chinese Stories: Prose and Poems by Revolutionary Chinese Authors including Lu Xun, Hu Shi, Zhu Ziqing, Zhou Zuoren, and Lin Yutang
We have compiled some of the best works of Lu Xun, Hu Shi, Zhu Ziqing, Zhou Zuoren, and Lin Yutang into the newest addition to the Capturing Chinese series. Reading these five revolutionary Chinese authors are essential for a comprehensive understanding of Chinese history and culture.
The following stories are included:
Zhu Ziqing: Haste, Spring, The Silhouette of His Back, The Moonlit Lotus Pond, The White Man — God’s Proud Son and Thinking of Mr. Wei Woqing
Lu Xun: Excerpts from Wild Grass: Epigraph, Autumn Night, Hope, and The Evolution of the Male Sex
Hu Shi: Mr. Almost Man, My Mother, and In Memory of Zhimo
Lin Yutang: My Turn at Quitting Smoking
Zhou Zuoren: The Aging of Ghosts
As always, enjoy these prose and poems with:
- Original Text in Simplified Chinese
- Pinyin for the Entire Text
- Author Introductions
- Story introductions
- Footnotes Detailing Historical Places, People, and Definitions
- Author Illustrations
- Audio Files of the Story Read by Both a Female and Male Native Chinese Speaker (coming later this year)
Due to its complex writing system, Chinese is one of the most difficult languages in the world. Full literacy of Chinese requires a working knowledge of three to four thousand Chinese characters and breaking into reading Chinese literature is a daunting task. Prose and Poems by Revolutionary Chinese Authors presents the best modern Chinese stories as a comprehensive tool to help students of Chinese read Chinese literature in its original form.
Footnotes highlight the more difficult vocabulary and pinyin is provided for the entire text. There is no need to constantly consult a dictionary or to look up difficult characters by radical. Historical events, people, and places are explained throughout and illustrations recreate the scenes. The text used in this book is in simplified characters.
Free audio files of Prose and Poems by Revolutionary Chinese Authors are also included with the purchase of this book and are available for download from this website. The audio files include both a woman and male speaker.
Page Count: 200