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A best-selling work in China is set in the 1960s on the eve of the Cultural Revolution and follows the spiritual journey of Beijing intellectual Chen Zhen into the world of the nomadic Mongols, a dying culture that honors the endangered Mongolian wolf and follows a philosophy about maintaining a balance with nature. 25,000 first printing.

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aAn intellectual adventure story. . . . Five hundred bloody and instructive pages later, you just want to stand up and howl.a
aAlan Cheuse, "San Francisco Chronicle"
a[Jiang Rong] is on the way to becoming one of the most celebrated and controversial Chinese novelists in the world.a
a"The Guardian" (London)
aElectrifying. . . . The power of Jiangas prose (and of Howard Goldblattas excellent translation) is evident. . . . This semi-autographical novel is a literary triumph.a
a"National Geographic Traveler" (Book of the Month)

"An intellectual adventure story. . . . Five hundred bloody and instructive pages later, you just want to stand up and howl."
-Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle
"[Jiang Rong] is on the way to becoming one of the most celebrated and controversial Chinese novelists in the world."
-The Guardian (London)
"Electrifying. . . . The power of Jiang's prose (and of Howard Goldblatt's excellent translation) is evident. . . . This semi-autographical novel is a literary triumph."
-National Geographic Traveler (Book of the Month)
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Jiang Rong was born in Beijing in 1946. In 1967, he joined the first wave of intellectuals who moved to the countryside as volunteers, living with nomadic communities on the Chinese border of Inner and Outer Mongolia for eleven years. Following his return to Beijing, Jiang embarked on postgraduate studies in economics and political science and assumed an academic position at a Beijing university. Now retired, he lives in Beijing with his wife. Wolf Totem is his first novel.

Howard Goldblatt is the foremost translator of modern and contemporary Chinese literature in the West. He has published English translations of more than thirty novels and story collections by writers from China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He has also authored and edited half a dozen books on Chinese literature. He is a winner of the Translation of the Year Award given by the American Translators Association. The founding editor of the journal Modern Chinese Literature, he has written for The Washington Post, The Times1 of London, Time magazine, World Literature Today, and The Los Angeles Times. He is currently a professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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  • PublisherPenguin Pr
  • Publication date2008
  • ISBN 10 1594201560
  • ISBN 13 9781594201561
  • BindingHardcover
  • Number of pages527
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