Friday, January 16, 2009

Ten best books about Chinese women in 2008

From The China Beat's list of the "10 Best Books about Chinese Women in 2008:"
Xiaolu Guo, A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers. Chatto & Windus.

This inventive novel that also poses as a Chinese language textbook follows the romance between Z, a 20-year-old girl who left her village in China for London, and her 44-year-old bisexual, ex-anarchist vegetarian British boyfriend. Like the film “Lost in Translation,” the story explores belonging, alienation, and the missed communication that we often attribute to cultural differences but that exists between any two individual minds.
Read about another book on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue