My first and most lasting impression of Yu Hua is The Past and the Punishments, an excruciatingly gruesome novel with poignant political commentary.
Though set against the backdrop of Nationalist and then Communist takeover of China, To Live isn't surreal nor is its narrative misty and shaded like in Punishments. Open Document. Below is a free excerpt of" Analysis Of" Brothers" By Yu Hua" from Anti Essays, your source for free research papers, essays, and term paper examples. The best merit of Yu Hua was that, through the exaggeration (well, as I said the reality isnt far from the novel), achieves to make funny of the worst sides of Chinas transformation.
Thus I believe that Brothers can benefit anyone that would like to learn more about Chinese society without getting too depressed. Writing about this period is not new, despite many Western critics who look at books like Yu Hua's Brothers and find something novel in its subject matter.
People have been writing about this bitter and painful chapter of modern Chinese history for a generation. In earlier novels Yu Hua himself has focused on this period, to varying degrees of success. Characterized by Yu Huas trademark wit, insight, and courage, China in Ten Words is a refreshingly candid vision of the Chinese miracle and all its consequences, from the singularly invaluable perspective of a writer living in China today.
YU HUA is the author of five novels, six story collections, and four essay collections. He has also contributed oped pieces to The New York Times. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. This essay examines Yu Huas novel To Live and Zhang Yimous film counterpart in an attempt to present an interpretation of the narrative that places it in direct relation to contemporary Chinas difficulty in appropriating its traumatic past.
The analysis throughout devotes particular Yu Hua. wikipedia worldcat MCLC MyChineseBooks. com Chinese Short Stories. Now one of China's bestknown novelists, Yu Hua was born in Haiyan, Zhejiang province, in 1960, and grew up in and around a hospital Yu Hua's ambition here is to create an epic of China's last four decades: a portrait of the country's transformation from political thuggery to money worship.
In Brothers Brothers (, Xingd) is a novel by the Chinese author Yu Hua which was originally published in August 2005 by Shanghai Literature and Art Publishing House.
The book was translated into English by Eileen Chengyin Chow and Carlos Rojas, [1 Spanish in 2009, and into Brazilian Portuguese and Hungarian (by Jnos SZKY) in 2010.