Nanjing 1937

by Ye Zhaoyan | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0571218121 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingApoloniaXwing of Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on 8/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingApoloniaXwing from Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin Germany on Saturday, August 29, 2009
Set on the eve of the Rape of Nanjing - when Japanese troops invaded this historic capital city, massacred hundreds of thousands, and committed thousands of rapes - Nanjing 1937 is a tender and humorous story of an impossible love and a lively, detailed historical portrait of a people on the verge of destruction.

Ding Wenyu, a privileged, womanizing, narcissistic professor of languages is transformed from outlandish rake to devoted lover. Trapped in a sterile marriage, caught up in a cycle of drinking and debauchery, he falls headlong in love with the young and beautiful Yuyuan when he catches sight of her on her wedding day and publicly professes his love for her - to great ridicule from all concerned. As the Japanese invade Nanjing and the city is consumed by bloodshed and violence, Yuyuan's marriage begins to crumble. In desperation she turns to Ding, and an epic love story begins. (Blurb)

Journal Entry 2 by wingApoloniaXwing at Contemporary Asian Literature, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, December 10, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (12/11/2009 UTC) at Contemporary Asian Literature, Virtual Bookbox -- Controlled Releases

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This book was part of the Contemporary Asian Literature VBB and is travelling to chucklesthescot now.
Happy reading!

Journal Entry 3 by Chucklesthescot from Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Looking forward to reading another choice from ApoloniaX's virtual bookbox. I hope to have some good winter reading!

Journal Entry 4 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, January 13, 2011
When I started to read this one I soon realised that it just wasn't my type of book. I'm one of the people who don't like the descriptive, slowly weaving the plot together, in depth character biography type of books so I found my mind wandering quickly. If you like this type of reading I'm sure you'll probably enjoy it so now I seek a new reader for the book!

Journal Entry 5 by Chucklesthescot at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, January 17, 2011

Released 9 yrs ago (1/17/2011 UTC) at Paisley, Scotland United Kingdom

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Sending this as a rabck for my winter giveaway. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Friday, January 21, 2011
Thanks chuckles, the book's in Finland!

Journal Entry 7 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Tuesday, November 12, 2013
A tender and humorous story, claims the back cover blurb. Well, I beg to disagree. I thought this was a boring recounting of events and happenings with no emotional engagement whatsoever and brought on by a cast of characters who were neither particularly interesting nor pleasant. Disappointing.

Sorry for holding on to it for so long, though! I'm now going to find it a reader who will hopefully appreciate it a bit more.

Journal Entry 8 by winghippoleinwing at Helsinki, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Sunday, December 01, 2013
My wife normally likes reading books situated in China, took it for her to read. Hope it will be her taste then!

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