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  • Dragons: Shorter Fiction of Leung Ping Kwan
  • Leung Ping Kwan; edited by John Minford and Laura Ng; translated by Wendy Chan, Jasmine Tong Man, and David Morgan
  • 2020
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  • Published by: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
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Leung Ping Kwan brought as much talent and inspiration to the writing of his short stories as he did to his poems. ‘I have drawn on magical realism to explore the absurdity of Hong Kong,’ he wrote of the story ‘See Mun and the Dragon’ (1975) in which we find him using a simple, clipped style. The later story ‘Drowned Souls’ (2007) was written in a more symbolic, lyrical and more complex manner. Although the two stories are separated by over thirty years, and are in many ways so very different, dragons play a prominent part in both. The dragon has always been a fascinating creature, a complex embodiment of the timeless soul of China, symbol of the universal power of the imagination, of the creative energy and transformative possibilities of the Tao. Both of these enchanting stories are anchored in the author’s idea of freedom and liberation.

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  1. Half Title Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Series Editor's Preface
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. I. See Mun and the Dragon
  2. pp. 1-68
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  1. II. Drowned Souls
  2. pp. 69-173
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  1. Other Works in the Series
  2. p. 174
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882378520
Related ISBN(s)
9789882371903
MARC Record
OCLC
1206391336
Pages
180
Launched on MUSE
2020-11-15
Language
English
Open Access
No
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