Homecoming? and other stories
By Han Shaogong
Translated by Martha Cheung
xxi + 161 pages
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A prominent and innovative representative of the 'root-seeking' school of fiction writing, Han Shaogong draws on myths, folklore and religious traditions in his search for the causes of China's cultural stagnation. An atmosphere of doubt and mystery, a lack of ready answers, pervades Han's work—a major departure from the moralist, didactic and propaganda modes which marked Chinese literature in the recent past.
Anyone interested in China, its culture and its people will find these stories thought-provoking and profoundly moving.
'Han skilfully juxtaposes modern roles and tradition in a well-crafted exploration of the post-Cultural Revolution era.'
—Sunday Morning Post
'... one of the most innovative and accomplished writers to emerge after the Cultural Revolution.'
—World Literature Today