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个人简介
陳冠中 (陈冠中)
Chan Koonchung
(Chen Guan Zhong)
小說:盛世 -- 中國2013
Novel:The Fat Years
博文

Fiction Chronicle

By ALISON McCULLOCH

Published: February 17, 2012

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Fragile China

By HOWARD W. FRENCH  

Wall Street Journal 2012-2-4

 

What becomes of a nation when it attains its long-harbored goal of surpassing the world's longtime economic leader?

 

Recent history offers two imperfect but instructive examples. In the early 20th century, Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany interpreted its sprint past Britain as license to reshape the world in its image—by force.

 

Several decades later Japan began conquering the world with its goods, briefly surpassing the U.S., at le

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An audacious view of a counterfeit paradise

reviewed by charles foran

From Saturday's Globe and Mail, Toronto
Published Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 4:00PM EST

 

The great essayist and story-writer Lu Xun spoke of his nation’s tendency to feel collective nostalgia for a “lost good hell.” The impulse among Chinese, Lu remarked, was to forever gaze backward, no matter how awful the past, for fear of having to confront a present that is a hell of its own active variety.

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Los Angeles Times

Book review: 'The Fat Years' by Chan KoonchungA bout of nationwide amnesia leads to probing questions of liberty and identity in this dystopian novel of life in modern China.

 

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thestar.com Canada

Jason Beerman

Chan Koonchung’s novel The Fat Years, newly translated into English, portrays a China of the very near future that can best be described as

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The Daily Beast

This Week’s Hot Reads, January 2, 2012

Jan 3, 2012 7:22 PM EST

 

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'The Fat Years': China's Brave New World

by Michael Schaub

National Public Radio, USA

January 12, 2012

 

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The Spectator

2 August, 2011

From Jonathan Mirsky

 

The Fat Years

By Chan Koonchung

Translated by Michael S.Duke, Introduction by Julia Lovell

Doubleday 307pp

 

This creepy novel frightened me several times. Here is how Chan

Koonchung, raised in Hong Kong but now living in Beijing, does it: he

sets the story in a very near future, 2013, that closely resembles

 

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Ian Johnson of the New York Times interviews Chan Koonchung and talks about The Fat Years

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/30/world/asia/30chan.html?_r=2&ref=global-home

The Saturday Profile

On the Party Circuit, and Upsetting the Party

July 29, 2011

 
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Rahul Jacob, Financial Times' South China correspondent, reviews The Fat Years.

 

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