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The memoir Ordinary Days by the scholar and critic Leo Ou-fan Lee and his wife Esther Lee Yuk Ying brings to this Hong Kong series an intensely personal touch, consciously echoing the great sentimental memoir of the eighteenth century, Shen Fu’s Six Chapters of a Floating Life. With disarming candour, Leo and Esther lay bare their hearts to share with us their story of love and suffering, charting in a series of memorable chapters their shared spiritual quest. Set partly against the recent backdrop of some of Hong Kong’s most turbulent years, partly in the far-flung diaspora of the Chinese intelligentsia, this is a revealing record of the inner life of a highly cultivated modern Chinese couple.

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  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Frontispiece, Epigraph
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  1. Series Editor's Preface
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. A Brief Foreword to the English Edition of Ordinary Days
  2. Leo Ou-fan Lee
  3. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Editor's Introduction
  2. John Minford
  3. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. Preface
  2. Pai Hsien-yung
  3. pp. xxv-xxxiv
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  1. Prelude
  2. Leo Ou-fan Lee
  3. pp. xxxv-xxxxii
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  1. Chapter 1. Love Between Two Worlds
  2. pp. 1-64
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  1. Chapter 2. Wedded Bliss (Esther's Journal)
  2. pp. 65-126
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  1. Chapter 3. Chicago: Shared Fate in the 'Valley of Songs'
  2. pp. 127-174
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  1. Chapter 4. Memories of Hong Kong: Love in a Fallen City
  2. pp. 175-218
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  1. Chapter 5. The Joys of Travel: Singapore, Taipei and Shanghai
  2. pp. 219-252
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  1. Chapter 6. The Sorrows of Depression
  2. pp. 253-342
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  1. Appendix 1: A brief list of some of Leo and Esther's main publications
  2. pp. 343-344
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  1. Appendix 2: Chronology of Leo and Esther's Life Events
  2. pp. 345-349
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789882378568
Related ISBN(s)
9789882371965
MARC Record
OCLC
1228016149
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-16
Language
English
Open Access
No
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