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Small Feet Were an Advantage

Yun Sheng: Eileen Chang, 1 August 2019

Little Reunions 
by Eileen Chang, translated by Jane WeizhenPan and Martin Merz.
NYRB, 352 pp., £9.99, February 2019, 978 1 68137 127 6
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... Eileen Chang​ is probably the most talked about, studied and emulated writer in modern China. She made her debut as a prodigy in the 1940s in Japanese-occupied Shanghai. After she emigrated to the US in the 1950s, she was canonised in the 1960s by C.T. Hsia in his History of Modern Chinese Fiction, where he called her the ‘best and most important writer’ in mid-20th-century China ...

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