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Regresar a China (Returning to China) by Carles Prado-Fonts

Posted: September 6th, 2021 | 1 Comment »

The cover of the winner of the 2021 Spanish-Language Book Prize is “Regresar a China [Returning to China]” by Universitat Oberta de Catalunya sinologist Carles Prado-Fonts. Here’s hoping for a translation into English soon…

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One Comment on “Regresar a China (Returning to China) by Carles Prado-Fonts”

  1. 1 Ulrich Elkmann said at 5:47 pm on September 8th, 2021:

    TITLE: Regresar a China / Returning to China

    PUBLISHER: Editorial Trotta, 2019

    “Returning to China is fascinating book, produced by a senior researcher and gifted writer. Carlos Prado-Fonts portrays the experience of the return of Chinese intellectuals who left their country for studying in Europe, the United States and Japan in the first half of the 20th century. Prado-Fonts focuses on the trajectory of three renowned writers, Lu Xun (1881-1936), Lao She (1899-1966) and Qian Zhongshu (1910-1998), to address a much broader social, cultural and political context. This captivating work, endowed with a rich and sensitive narrative, does not avoid confronting clichés about China. The book articulates an analysis of macro processes and individual trajectories, observing the dilemmas of a society in vertiginous transformation of its political system, while observing individual trajectories of thousands of returned intellectuals, divided between different cultures and national experiences.”

    https://www.iias.asia/the-newsletter/article/ibp-2021-spanish-portuguese-language-edition


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