Join our monthly book chat and this time we will discuss the book: "The Real Story of Ah-Q and Other Tales of China, The Complete Fiction of Lu Xun" -- a major new translation of the complete fiction of the father of modern Chinese literature.

In the early twentieth century, as China came up against the realities of the modern world, Lu Xun effected a shift in Chinese letters away from the ornate, obsequious literature of the aristocrats to the plain, expressive literature of the masses. His celebrated short stories assemble a powerfully unsettling portrait of the superstition, poverty, and complacency that he perceived in late imperial China and in the revolutionary republic that toppled the last dynasty in 1911. This volume presents Lu Xun's complete fiction in bracing new translations and includes such famous works as "The Real Story of Ah-q," "Diary of a Madman," and "The Divorce." Together they expose a contradictory legacy of cosmopolitan independence, polemical fractiousness, and anxious patriotism that continues to resonate in Chinese intellectual life today.

About CCC Chinese Book Club
The CCC Book Club is one of the earliest book clubs targeting expariates living in Beijing and the only book meeting groups focusing on China-related books for the international community.


At the CCC's Book Club, participants are assigned a great book to read (or selected chapters) and then asked to discuss its meanings with other book club members, using their own interpretations. All assigned books (mostly China-related fiction and non-fiction, a mix of classics and modern ones in English or with English translation) are available at CCC library and bookshop or at major foreign-language book stores where participants are encouraged to purchase their own copies.

You are also welcome even though you may not have read a single page of the book yet. Just join our discussion!
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    CCC Book Club day group:
    10:30 am, every third Tuesday of the month.
    Note: sometimes the date is different because of holidays. So check the monthly calendar for the most up to date info during the month.
    Venue: China Culture Center, Beijing, China.

    CCC Booklist:  Click here to view the whole booklist of the past meetings.

     

     

  • CCC does not offer regular set packages for this class. However we are happy to help you plan a private custom-made one. Please scroll this web page down to check prices and propose a date and your own group.