Ninth Building (Paperback)

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By Zou Jingzhi, Jeremy Tiang (Translator)
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Ninth Building is a fascinating collection of vignettes drawn from Zou Jingzhi's experience
growing up during the Cultural Revolution, first as a boy in Beijing and then as a teenager exiled
to the countryside. Zou poetically captures a side of the Cultural Revolution that is less talked
about--the sheer tedium and waste of young life, as well as the gallows humor that
accompanies such desperate situations. Jeremy Tiang's enthralling translation of this important
work of fiction was awarded a PEN/Heim Grant.

About the Author

Zou Jingzhi is highly regarded in China as a fiction writer, poet, essayist, screenwriter, andplaywright. He is a founding member of the Chinese theatre collective Longmashe. As ascreenwriter, the films he wrote for Zhang Yimou and Wong Kar Wai have been well received atfilm festivals across the world. His plays and operas have been performed in China as well asinternationally, and his poems and essays have been very influential, going into multiple reprints. Jeremy Tiang has translated over twenty books from Chinese, including novels by Yan Ge, Yeng Pway Ngon, Zhang Yueran, Shuang Xuetao, Lo Yi-Chin, Chan Ho-Kei, and Geling Yan. His novel State of Emergency won the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. He also writes and translates plays. Originally from Singapore, he now lives in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781948830751
ISBN-10: 1948830752
Publisher: Open Letter
Publication Date: April 11th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English