Nanjing 1937: A Love Story

Nanjing A Love Story A masterpiece by one of China s bestselling contemporary novelists Nanjing tells the epic story of a passionate courtship played out against the backdrop of one of the century s most harrowing s

  • Title: Nanjing 1937: A Love Story
  • Author: Ye Zhaoyan
  • ISBN: 9781400034277
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • A masterpiece by one of China s bestselling contemporary novelists, Nanjing 1937 tells the epic story of a passionate courtship played out against the backdrop of one of the century s most harrowing scenes of war.Ding Wenyu is a philandering professor famous for storming out of class if there aren t enough pretty girls to teach When he attends the wedding of the beautifulA masterpiece by one of China s bestselling contemporary novelists, Nanjing 1937 tells the epic story of a passionate courtship played out against the backdrop of one of the century s most harrowing scenes of war.Ding Wenyu is a philandering professor famous for storming out of class if there aren t enough pretty girls to teach When he attends the wedding of the beautiful Ren Yuyuan, he falls hopelessly in love with her Embarking with single minded resolve to win her heart, he writes daily love letters and makes unabashed overtures to no avail, all the while blissfully unaware of the mounting threat of the Japanese, whose siege of the historic capital city will result in the rape of thousands and murder on an unimaginable scale A love story devastatingly linked to a nation s inexorable fate, this swirling tempest of a novel moves us from antic heights to tragic depths while vividly evoking a prosperous China on the brink of political upheaval.

    Nanjing Massacre Nanjing Battle for a Doomed City by Peter Harmsen Nanjing Nanking was the capital of a modernizing China in when it was attacked and overrun by the Japanese Harmsen has written a detailed account Nanjing Battle for a Doomed City Peter Harmsen Nanjing offers a detailed account of the campaign illustrated with numerous useful maps It presents a point of view which most readers will not have encountered before It presents a point of view which most readers will not have encountered before. Nanjing A Love Story Columbia University Press Set on the eve of the Rape of Nanjing when Japanese troops invaded the historic capital city, massacred hundreds of thousands, and committed thousands of rapes Nanjing is a tender and humorous story of an impossible love and a lively, detailed historical portrait of Nanjing Battle for a Doomed City by Peter Harmsen Nanjing written by Peter Harmsen is a well researched book that gives than a good overview of the fall of China capital during the Second World War The author manages to tell his story in an interesting way using the wealth of information gathered from all kind of sources archives, memoirs, media and academic papers. Nanjing A Love Story by Ye Zhaoyan This book takes place in Nanjing the year leading up to the infamous massacre by the Japanese in The story is about Ding Wenyu, a womanizing professor of foreign languages He is a immensely popular professor who does not abide by any rule of either etiquette or common sense. Shanghai and Nanjing Massacre on the Yangtze by Dec , Nanjing, by contrast, was a place of ancient tradition, and the nation s capital These two cites became the focus of the major battles of the campaign, involving than divisions and a million men and after the fall of Nanjing, horrific massacres would take place. Nanjing A Love Story Ye In Nanjing there was a cult of personality the rich and notable craved to be seen at events divorce was considered a scandal but accepted and young girls attempted to marry older rich men Hanging over the leisurely and sometimes farcical courting by Wenyu is the oppressive knowledge that Japanese forces would prevail and Nanjing would fall. Nanking Massacre HISTORY Nov , Watch videoDuring the Sino Japanese War, Nanking, the capital of China, falls to Japanese forces, and the Chinese government flees to Hankow, further inland along the Yangtze River. Rape Of Nanking Photos And Facts That Reveal Its True And few of the atrocities committed in Asia during World War II were as terrible as the Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking While Europe was struggling to hold off the Nazi war machine, China was fending off the Japanese invasion that first launched in late .

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    1. L'ultimo anno della vecchia capitaleNanchino 1937 una storia di doloreun storia di amore, di quelle travolgenti perchè mai consumate, di quelle ideali nello stile di Marquez, una storia che assume un connotato amaro nel momento in cui diventa l'ultima cosa che i nostri protagonisti faranno in vista della fine che incombe, una storia consumata negli ultimi istanti dell'ultimo anno di vita dell'antica capitale cinesee si conclude con l'ingresso nel porto di una nave da guerra giapponese romanzo à [...]

    2. I bought this book for the cover, more than anything. (Not the one pictured on , but a very artistic colored-pencil looking yellow and red image)Happily, I found the book as intriguing as the cover. It's an unusual love story, and the tale is tied around historical events which I'm not familiar with, but I was able to follow along both because of the notations, and because the love story takes place in spite of (not from dependence on) the events of the times.The translation makes the writing se [...]

    3. This was the second time i tried reading this book and i liked it better this time round and managed to finish it. The main character Ding wasn't so easy to like, but i think there was a nice correlation between the rise in romantic intensity to the approach of the Nanjin massacre. The book did end a bit too abruptly, but at least the character was more likeable by that point than before.

    4. This book was great, a little long-winded, but i think it was supposed to capture the character of Ding. A superb read for infomation about the japanese advance in china.

    5. Ding Wenyu, almost forty, is married and a womaniser; he’s a college professor proficient in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Romanian; his ‘legendary’ language abilities come in useful from time to time. When in his late teens he was banished to France as a result of a misguided pursuit of a young woman. In Paris he crossed paths with Ernest Hemingway, Vladimir Nabokov and Jorge Luis Borges, among others. Indeed, the book is deliberately scattered with name-dropping, notably [...]

    6. For anyone with a small interest in the History of China, "Nankin 1937" are two strong words, harbinger of doom and one of the darkest parts of Chinese history. But in this novel's title, these words are associated with "a love story". It's on this antithetic note that I started reading this book. It is indeed a love story. A neurotic and obsessed romance, but a romance all the same. And with a huge sword of Damocles suspended above it. Ding Wenyu, experienced playboy, falls madly in love with Y [...]

    7. This book was better then I expected. Though there were times when I found myself starring of into space, what kept me captivated was the ironic situations in the story. For example, Ding Wenyu's ability to capture the heart's of dozens of women, despite being in his late 30's!:-P Also, I dove into this book expecting one thing, but got something completely different in return! I thought the main focus would be a of a love story taken place during the Rape of Nanjing, and how this tragic event w [...]

    8. This book takes place in Nanjing the year leading up to the infamous massacre by the Japanese in 1937. The story is about Ding Wenyu, a womanizing professor of foreign languages. He is a immensely popular professor who does not abide by any rule of either etiquette or common sense. He is invited to the wedding of one of his colleague's and falls head over heels in love with the bride, Ren Yuyuan. He starts by sending daily love letters to her. She at first is embarrassed and does not know how to [...]

    9. I am left with a bland aftertaste. As with most novels I have read by Chinese authors, I find the beginnings well-written and promising, but the middle drags on for all eternity and the ending is left open. The novel's translator, Michael Berry helped me to understand the author's intention a little more when he wrote: "The year 1937 saw not only the fall of the ancient capital of Nanjing but also the pinnacle of its development; in his novel, Ye Zhaoyan captures both. And although the novel com [...]

    10. I thought this book would be tedious to read be about suffering of two lovees in a war torn era. Why did I buy it? Wellz it's just rm5 and a great bargain. I might like the book.Anywayjust finished reading it last night. Was surprised. Its not about the war at all. Its about yhe lovesick Ding Wenyu. He is like The chinese casanova , uncle oswald and Charlie Chaplin muxed together. It was hilarious to read all the trouble he went through to win the heart of his beloved.Would hv given it 4stars i [...]

    11. Ye Zhaoyan's sense of irony juxtaposed against the backdrop of one of China's most tragic periods in modern history brings laughter and tears to this touching love story. If you're well-versed in Chinese history, you'll love the references to all the heavy hitters in 20th century Chinese politics (with the exception of the Chairman himself). And if you're new to Chinese history, you'll enjoy the story while learning a little about the making of modern China. One of the best novels I've read abou [...]

    12. The book has a lot of interesting events taking place. The author certainly has a vivid imagination. However, some parts of the book were translated poorly. I could make out a few Chinese idioms that were translated literally word for word which made it kind of odd to read. On the other hand the book mainly focuses on the main protagonist's chase for the love of his life and less on the Rape of Nanking. I would recommend this book to those who love a good romance novel set in the past.

    13. Though this novel is easy to read. It's not for everyone. You may like it if you're obsessed with Chinese history and literature. You may like it if you like armchair travel, and want to experience what Nanjing was really like in 1937. You'll like it if you like a quirky love story and raunchy sex scenes.

    14. Though this novel is easy to read. It's not for everyone. You may like it if you're obsessed with Chinese history and literature. You may like it if you like armchair travel, and want to experience what Nanjing was really like in 1937. You'll like it if you like old history novels.

    15. This book bored me, but at the same time I couldn't put it down. So, there must be something special about it

    16. The book was able to illustrate the chaos and horrific actions that took place during the Nanking Massacre. The book was alright. The action and chaos only begins in the end of the book.

    17. i love how this novel draws parallels between the love story and what was happening politically between Japan and China.

    18. Tried hard to get into this but it focused too much on the politcal and historical aspects of China rather than the story.

    19. It starts out as a very slow book, and Ding Wenyu is very difficult to like, because his personality isn't enjoyable

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