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The Great Flowing River: A Memoir of China, from
Manchuria to Taiwan

Chi Pang-Yuan
,
Translated by John Balcom
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A magnificent translation of a Chinese masterpiece.
Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a
personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. In this eloquent autobiography,
the noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in
Taiwan. Chi’s remarkable life, told in rich and striking detail, humanizes the eventful and turbulent times in
which she lived.

Published: Jun/2019

ISBN: 9789814867054

Length: 480 Pages

The Great Flowing River: A Memoir of China, from
Manchuria to Taiwan

Chi Pang-Yuan
,
Translated by John Balcom

A magnificent translation of a Chinese masterpiece.
Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a
personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. In this eloquent autobiography,
the noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in
Taiwan. Chi’s remarkable life, told in rich and striking detail, humanizes the eventful and turbulent times in
which she lived.

Select Preferred Format

Chi Pang-Yuan

Chi Pang-yuan (b. 1924) is an internationally recognized educator, scholar, and author. She is the co-editor of Chinese Literature in the Second Half of a Modern Century: A Critical Survey (2000) and The Last of the Whampoa Breed: Stories of the Chinese Diaspora (Columbia, 2003), among other books.

Translated by John Balcom

John Balcom teaches at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. His translations include Cao Naiqian’s There’s Nothing I Can Do When I Think of You Late at Night (2009); Huang Fan’s Zero and Other Fictions (2011); and Yang Mu’s Memories of Mount Qilai: The Education of a Young Poet (2015).