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By Jie, Zhang; (Translated from the Chinese By Howard Goldblatt)

New York, NY: Grove Weidenfeld/Wheatland Corporation, 1989. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. A social novel, first recipient of the Mao Dun literary award, of contemporary China. First published in 1980 under the title : Chenzhong de Chibang (or, Ch'en-chung ti Ch'ih-pang). The primary text for this English translation is based on the serialized magazine version (1980, Shiyue, or October, quarterly) with some author-approved deletions and modification. A novel set at Morning Light Auto Works, around which a complex nexus live out their lives --- an idealist factory manager undermined by corrupt and pragmatically self-serving party cadres, investigative reporters propelled by social conscience, underpaid workers with discontent wives, and of young lovers and suitors. An intimate and vivid portrait of the sway of entrenched particularistic interests in a world where official doctrines sing of a classless society of equality. Economist by training, novelist and writer Zhang Jie (1937 - ) was assigned to factory work for rehabilitation during the Cultural Revolution; she began writing only after Mao's demise and the fall of the Gang of Four.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. New/New.



By Yutang. Lin

Garden City, NY: Blue Ribbon Books, 1945. Text/Near New. Black linen boards/VG; Strong & sound w/rubs to surfaces & leading edges & light fading to spine. DJ/None. Upper text edge dye red; also showing fading. First published in 1943. A commentary of Chinese philosopher of Christian faith to war. Dedicated to good friends Richard J. Walsh and Pearl S. Buck, Lin Yutang comments on intrigues within the Allied front in the treatment of China --- signifying a problem of moral decay in the 1940s. Strong copy.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.


SOCIAL ACTION : China, Communism and Christianity (Vol XV, Number 6, June 15, 1949)

By Underwood, Kenneth (Editor); & Evans, Jennie (Managing Editor)

New York, NY: Council for Social Action, 1949. Text/Near New. Illustrated soft cover/VG with closed tears to upper/lower spine edges. Monthly periodical published by the Council for Social Action of the Congregational Christian Churches and by the Commission on Christian Social Action of the Evangelical and Reformed Church. An analysis of the contemporary social/political scene in 1949 China at the onset of Communist take over. The 6 essays are: China, Communism and Christianity (Kenneth Underwood); Christian Interest and the Communist State in China (M. Searle Bates); Chinese Communist Ideology and the Christian Faith (Charles C. West); The Christian Response to Revolutionary Change in China (Rowland M. Cross); Washington Report (Thomas B. Keehn); and, On To Action (Ray Gibbons).. Paperback/Stapled. Very Good/None As Issued.