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ng▓ not only popular among Chinese readers, but also across the world," he said. "There seems to be a lot more exciteme▓nt and attention to them than any othe▓r movement or group of Chinese writers who has emerged

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ntemporary Chinese Novellas," Laughli▓n said they were looking for works of today's China that conveyed the fabric of contemporary experience in the thriving economy."We wanted to show the flavor of everyday▓ life in China, without so much drama and ▓violence," said Laughlin. What American readers ofte▓n look for when they read Chinese authors, however, is "some kind of criticism of some kind of probl▓em" in society, he added

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.Laughlin was confident t▓hat their selected Chinese Literature would help Western readers better understand the more complex and richer reality of the fast-transforming Asian power."What literature does, and this go▓es for

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mporary writers," he said. "▓The more you read back into the century be▓fore and the centuries before that...the more you see the continuities and changes of Chinese cu

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all of the great (Chinese) authors who are bei

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