A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture

ISBN10: 1627741100
ISBN13: 9781627741101
Number Of Pages: 250
Publication Date: 20151031
Publisher: Midpoint Trade Books
Binding: Hardback
SKU: 9781627741101

In A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture Yu Qiuyu travels across the Chinese mainland to visit the country's national heritage sites and unlock the mysteries of China's cultural and historical legacy. As he winds his way through the countryside, cities, and ruins, Yu Qiuyu ruminates on the places, people, and moments that have shaped his and the Chinese way of life. He also reflects on his own personal history, weaving into his tale the histories of his literary heroes and the great works that have shaped him as a writer. First published in 1992, A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture popularized the literary concept of the meditative essay, establishing a new tradition in Chinese prose.