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Salzman captures post-cultural revolution China through his adventures as a young American English teacher in China and his shifu-tudi (master-student) relationship with China's foremost martial arts teacher.
About the Author
Mark Salzman is the author of Iron & Silk, an account of his two years in China; Lost in Place, a memoir; and the novels The Laughing Sutra, The Soloist, and Lying Awake.
Table of Contents
|A Piano-Teacher Wei-Hong Kong Foot-Myopia||15|
|Peking Duck-Pan-A Fisherman Kissing-A Suicide||51|
|Lessons-A Garden-A Short Story "Mei Banfa"-A Ghost Story||81|
|Pan Learns Script-A Runaway Teacher Black-In a Gallery||131|
|Unsuitable Reading-No Sad, No Cry Thinning Hair-Bad Elements||159|
|"Don't You Know It's Snowing Out?"-A Coffee Shop Professor Jin||181|
|A Rat-A Night Ride-The Long Swords||197|