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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394755113
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1987
Series: Vintage Departures Series
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 505,751
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

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-Myopia15
Peking Duck-Pan-A Fisherman Kissing-A Suicide51
Lessons-A Garden-A Short Story "Mei Banfa"-A Ghost Story81
Pan Learns Script-A Runaway Teacher Black-In a Gallery131
Unsuitable Reading-No Sad, No Cry Thinning Hair-Bad Elements159
"Don't You Know It's Snowing Out?"-A Coffee Shop Professor Jin181
A Rat-A Night Ride-The Long Swords197

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