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Chinese literature

Lu Yao’s ‘Life’ and the Chinese Dream

As the Chinese economy inevitably cools down, the debts incurred will come due

Certain resemblances between Ba Jin’s ‘Jia’ and ‘The Bold and the Beautiful’

While Jia offered a unique cross section of a crucial turning point in Chinese history, the novel was also laced with such sappiness as to make it all but impossible to read for a modern reader weaned on postmodern irony and detachment.