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The Resource The four books, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

The four books, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas

Label
The four books
Title
The four books
Statement of responsibility
Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
Title variation
4 books
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. They are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive
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Summary
In the ninety-ninth district of a sprawling reeducation compound, freethinking artists and academics are detained to strengthen their loyalty to Communist ideologies. They are forced to carry out grueling physical work and are encouraged to inform on each other for dissident behavior. The prize: winning the chance at freedom. They're overseen by preadolescent supervisor, the Child, who delights in reward systems and excessive punishments. When agricultural and industrial production quotas are raised to an unattainable level, the ninety-ninth district dissolves into lawlessness. And then, as inclement weather and famine set in, they are abandoned by the regime and left alone to survive
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
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10404059
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1958-
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Yan, Lianke
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
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Rojas, Carlos
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True
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  • China
  • Labor camps
  • Communism
  • Famines
  • Communism
  • Economic history
  • Famines
  • Labor camps
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
The four books, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Sishu by Mingpao Publishing Company, Ltd. in 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883651123
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780802123121
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883651123
Label
The four books, Yan Lianke ; translated from the Chinese by Carlos Rojas
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published as Sishu by Mingpao Publishing Company, Ltd. in 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn883651123
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 338 pages
Isbn
9780802123121
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)883651123

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