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Author Huang, Jinshu, 1967-
Title Slow boat to China and other stories / Ng Kim Chew ; translated and edited by Carlos Rojas.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]

Series Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan
Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan.
Subject Short stories, Chinese -- Taiwan -- Translations into English.
Alt Name Rojas, Carlos, 1970-
Description 1 online resource (xxi, 276 pages).
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction: Ng Kim Chew and the Writing of Diaspora -- The Disappearance of M -- Dream and Swine and Aurora -- Death in the South -- Deep in the Rubber Forest -- Fish Bones -- Allah's Will -- Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things -- Supplication -- Untouchable -- Slow Boat to China -- Supplement -- Inscribed Backs.
Summary "Dream and Swine and Aurora," "Deep in the Rubber Forest," "Fish Bones," "Allah's Will," "Monkey Butts, Fire, and Dangerous Things"--Ng Kim Chew's stories are raw, rural, and rich with the traditions of his native Malaysia. They are also full of humor and spirit, demonstrating a deep appreciation for human ingenuity in the face of poverty, oppression, and exile. Ng creatively captures the riot of cultures that roughly coexist on the Malay Peninsula and its surrounding archipelago. Their interplay is heightened by the encroaching forces of globalization, which bring new opportunities for cultural experimentation, but also an added dimension of alienation. In prose that is intimate and atmospheric, these sensitively crafted, resonant stories depict the struggles of individuals torn between their ancestral and adoptive homes, communities pressured by violence, and minority Malaysian Chinese in dynamic tension with the Islamic Malay majority. Told through relatable characters, Ng's tales show why he has become a leading Malaysian writer of Chinese fiction, representing in mood, voice, and rhythm the dislocation of a people and a country in transition.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 22, 2016).
ISBN 023154099X (electronic bk.)
9780231540995 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 936345147
Additional Format Print version: Chew, Ng Kim. Slow boat to China and other stories. New York : Columbia University Press, ©2016 xxi, 276 pages Modern Chinese literature from Taiwan. 9780231168120