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Tie Ning

  • The Bathing Women
  • (Scibner)
  • by Tie Ning
  • People's Literature: China
    Chuokoron-Shinsha: Japan
    S.I.W Znak: Poland
    Altin Kitaplar: Turkey
    Blue Door: U.K.

  • THE BATHING WOMEN introduces readers to one of the most popular novelists in China. Published to critical acclaim, it has sold more than a million copies in the People’s Republic, where it has also been adapted as a television series.

    The novel takes three women – the sisters Tiao and Fan, and their friend Fei – from childhood during the Cultural Revolution to maturity in the new market economy of the ‘90s. It portrays women who struggle against the strong cross-currents of modern culture in an effort to gain a measure of spiritual freedom. Through their family relationships, loves and friendships, the book explores the themes of guilt and expiation.

    (Available Online: Prologue and Chapter One.)

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