Dream of Ding Village by Lianke Yan

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Published by Grove Press, Distributed by Publishers Group West in New York, [Berkeley, Calif.] .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Social aspects,
  • Transfusion,
  • AIDS (Disease),
  • Blood,
  • Fiction

About the Edition

A previously banned work based on a true scandal finds an impoverished village targeted by a blood-selling operation that leads to a catastrophic outbreak of AIDS and decimates an entire community.

Edition Notes

Translation of: Ding Zhuang meng.

Book details

StatementYan Lianke ; translated by Cindy Carter
ContributionsCarter, Cindy
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPL2925.L54 D5613 2011b
The Physical Object
Pagination341 p. ;
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26644586M
ISBN 100802119328
ISBN 109780802119322
OCLC/WorldCa650217541

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Hui soon becomes asuccessful “bloodhead,” with so many collection stations that when heruns short of supplies, he simply re-uses.

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Unsurprisingly, the Chinese government levied a “three nos” ban—no sales, no distribution, and no promotion—against Dream of Ding Village after its publication in Though the storytelling relies heavily on dream sequences, Yan takes little poetic license when exposing the depth of the state’s culpability in spreading HIV among poor, medically-naïve : Mike Frick.

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Yan Lianke has secured his place as contemporary China’s most essential and daring novelist, “with his superlative gifts for storytelling and penetrating eye for truth” (New York Times Book Review).His newest novel, The Day the Sun Died—winner of the Dream of the Red Chamber Award, one of the most prestigious honors for Chinese-language novels—is a haunting story of a town caught in.

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