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Death of a Red HeroineWorkers should look up to Chief Inspector Chen and his sergeant begin investigating her murder and hit roadblocks at every turn mostly due to politics and how this will look Some things are universal They transcend time political systems countries and cultures Powerful people can sometimes literally get away with murder Children of powerful people enjoy a privilege that children of regular people do not Politics at work can prevent honest people rom doing their jobs properly When these truths are added to a country that is rapidly changing whether A Second Chance for better or worse depends on who you ask it makesor an interesting story Chief Inspector Chen only wants to solve the murder of a young woman Who his investigation leads to doesn t matter to him as long as it leads to the killer That is until higher ups intervene and make his job almost impossible The difference between how this would play out in a democracy and how it plays out in Communist China is striking There is so much at stake if he continues trying to solve the case And yet he continues view spoiler In the end The Party makes everything look like they intended the outcome all along The case gets solved though they shut Chen out of the Sleeping Beauty final investigation and the trial is uick and deadly At least Chen is satisfied that a killer didn t goree and especially not because of his Who Was Blackbeard? family connections He and his second in command grow closer as each realizes the other is a truly honest cop And Chen s mother who isn t really thrilled with his choice of profession is proud of her only son hide spoiler If you want to read a novel written originally in English about China and Chinese culture you can t do better than start with this book iu Xiaolong in Chinese theamily name comes at the beginning is not only China born and bred but as a poet and translator of ancient Chinese Tang poetry and The Most Wonderful Books former teacher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences is also a bonaide member of the Chinese literati As an immigrant to the United States where he chose to stay on after the Tiananmen incident he is however writing a police procedural novel Los mejores relatos. Narrativa estadounidense contemporánea for a Western audience What you get therefore is an authentic look at modern China not the vomit inducing yellowace often Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, found in other works steeped in Chinese cultural and literary tradition but explainedor the Westerner It s not a translation so you don t get those awkward constructions that can arise when translating Destroy Me (Obsession, from Chinese into English And it s a cracking police procedural to boot iu s Inspector Chen is the newly appointed head of the Shanghai Police Bureau s special case suad The suad itself a new creation wasormed to handle cases that have a political angle This allows iu to use the crime novel genre to explore the social and political changes sweeping through China as Chen has to conduct his investigations all the while taking care not to step too hard on powerful political toes This makes Chen a direct literary descendent of the iconic Chinese بافته‌های رنج figure Justice Bao a semi historical semiictional personage of mythic proportions legendary or investigating corruption in high places while being wholly incorruptible himself He is also however literary kin to characters such as Simeon s Inspector Maigret or James s Inspector Dagliesh right down to having his own trademark uirk in his case being right down to having his own trademark uirk in his case being poet and having a penchant or uoting Tang Dynasty poetryHe went out to the balcony but he An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic failed to catch a glimpse of her slenderigure retreating into the night He heard only a violin Alvin Steadfast On Vernacular Island from an open window above the curve of the street Two linesrom Li Shangyin s Zither came to his mind The zither Heaven Cant Wait (I-Team, for no reason has half of its strings broken One string one peg evoking the memory of the youthful yearsA difficult Tang dynasty poet Li Shangyin was especially knownor this elusive couplet Certainly it was not about the ancient musical instrument Why all of a sudden the lines came rushing to him he did not know The murder case A young woman A life in its prime wasted All the broken strings The lost sounds Only half of its years lived Or was there something elseThe use of literary allusions is also very much in line with classical Chinese works where such references were de rigueur to show one s learning Here iu unpacks the allusion or us explaining its provenance and musing *on the meaning of its use iu does this work of unpacking in other ways *the meaning of its use iu does this work of unpacking in other ways well and does this reasonably discretely explaining only when he eels he has toChen did not answer the uestion He had a ready excuse in busily unwrapping the dish beggar s chicken It smelled wonderful The recipe had supposedly originated when a beggar baked a soil and lotus leaf wrapped chicken in a pile of ashes The result was an astonishing successBut iu also omits explanations when these are not needed such as in his use of The Broken Girls four character Chinese idioms a uintessentialeature of the writing of any educated Chinese person In this The Ghost Walker (Wind River Reservation, following passage he uses the phrase y h uch ns n bamboo shoots after a spring rain used to indicate rapid and plentiful growth and euivalent to saying in English sprang up like mushroomsA smallishing village during the Ming dynasty Shanghai had developed into one of the most prosperous cities in the Far East with Blood Meridian foreign companies andactories appearing like bamboo Far East with The Healing of Individuals, Families Nations foreign companies andactories appearing like bamboo after a spring rain and people pouring in Pensa num número from everywhereChen s repeated references to Tang poetry are either your cup of tea or not but before you decry themor being nothing than pretentious sound and The Red Fox Clan: Ranger's Apprentice: The Royal Ranger, Book 2 fury think of how often Western novels expressly or implicitly reference earlieroundational cultural works all without having to directly acknowledge the debt because the reference Sisi (Sisi, forms part of the Western world s cultural capital In this we are all borrowers and lenders The only difference here is that the cultural referents iu is working with have to be explained to his Western audience which he obligingly and not too disruptively does The references over anchor iu s work setting modern China in theramework of its political and cultural past via the use of this cultural and social resonance And this brings me to the one aspect of this novel that pushed it Quicklet on Bill Brysons A Walk in the Woods from three all the way toive stars Nanny Oggs Cookbook for me A key and explicit reference in the novel is made multiple. Rinciples of the Communist Party turns up dead in a Shanghai canal As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past heinds himself challenging th. Set in Shanghai during the 1990s this is a culturally interesting crime novel highlighting the economic and political turmoil in China at a time when the old ways were clashing with the new The author iu Xialoang was born and educated in Shanghai in 1953 becoming a poet and writer and Associate Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences with an interest in English literature and translation In 1988 he travelled to Washington to work on a book on TS Eliot and elected to stay in the US The Lost Plot (The Invisible Library following the Tiananmen Suare protests in 1989 This debut book is theirst in his successful Inspector Chen Cao series all written in EnglishChen Cao is a member of a special investigations unit that investigates crimes with political overtones The case involves the murder of a young model worker a person revered The Barbarous Years for their work ethic discipline and high morals The suspect is her secret boyfriend the son of a high ranking party official so Chen must tread carefully so as not to upset the higher echelons of the party making sure his evidence and the suspect s motives are water tight Even then he may be ending his career by accusing the suspect of murder if party internal security believes he has political reasonsor targeting the party elite Even though this is the 1990s Chen seems to rely on very old The Mountain and the Valley fashioned techniues of investigation with have little access toorensics and only one other detective to assist in tracking down witnesses and suspects Since his move to the US ui has made many trips back to Shanghai to visit his The New Patrol family and observedirst hand the rapid changes in Chinese society during the 1990s and his observations of the everyday life of the middle and worker classes and that of the party elite Unlocked (Forbidden Fruit, feel authentic He clearly has a nostalgiaor traditional Chinese cuisine as there are many descriptions of Pony Tails Collection (Pony Tails, food preparation and consumption as well as a lot of tea drinking In addition to being a detective Chen is a published poet and a translator of Englishiction ui s love of Chinese poetry traditional and modern is also apparent in the many uotes included in the text to illustrate Chen s musings The imagery of these is explained Garfield The Rebel for the Western reader and colour the text in the same way that English poetry or reference to pop culture is often used to inform Western writing This makesor a very different type of murder mystery but one that is well written with the authenticity of time and place in a changing culture First Sentence The body was All the Rage found at 440 pm on May 11 1990 in Baili Canal an out of the way canal about twenty miles to the west of ShanghaiInspector Chen Cao is a poet translator of Western literature including mysteries and newly assigned as head of the Special Case Suad The naked body of a young woman has beenound in a canal The victim Guan Hongying had been recognized as a National Model Worker As Chen and Detective Yu move The Armadillo Whisperer forward in their investigation their primary suspect is the son of a High Cadre one of the highest designationsor the old aithful members Chen is determined to pursue the murder case but hadn t counted on the bureaucrats stepping in to declare it politicalThis book worked or me The Zom-B Chronicles for so many reasons Set one year after Tiananmen Suare it is aascinating look at a changing China caught Between The Old Politics And The New the old politics and the new information of
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from ancient to the time of the book s setting There was an incredibly strong sense of place showing us the lives of people at every social stratum mainly within the city of Shanghai The details of everyday life brought both the story and the characters into being The characters were so well developed particularly Chen Not having wanted to be a policeman there is the dichotomy of his wanting to do his job well but his love of poetry and pride when one of his poems is published The inclusion of poetry throughout the story is so well done But I also loved a scene where Chen went to buy a piece of jewelry or a girl How to Walk (Mindfulness Essentials, friend using money he earned translating a Ruth Rendell mystery Heeels Rendell would have been pleased by his choice The character is A Sisters Secret further enriched by the supporting characters of his partner Yu as you watch their relationship develop and by others loyal to him If I had to say there was a weak point to the story it would probably be the plot At the same time Ielt there had to be all the information surrounding it or as Western reader none of it would have made as much sense For me this debut book lays the Kate’s Wedding foundationor the characters and the series I will be very this debut book lays the Flesh Wounds foundationor the characters and the series I will be very to see where Chen goes next The book is on the longer side and a dense read but never was I tempted to put the book down I highly recommend it DEATH OF A RED HEROINE Pol Proc Insp Chen Cao Shanghai China Cont VGXiaolong iu 1st in seriesSoho Press 2000 US Hardcover ISBN 9781569471937 I came Cat Dog for the mystery Stayedor the historyDeath of a Red Heroine is at once a detective story and the story of China s changes that took place in the early 1990s From what I understand the author wanted to explore the changes as capitalism began to creep into socialist China and Black Genesis: The Prehistoric Origins of Ancient Egypt felt that a detective novel was the best way to get it across ui said a cop walks around talks to people and considers the context in which the murder occurred If you re expecting a straight up detective novel this isn t it Because of the history lessons ui inserted throughout the story it is sometimes slow and catching the killer who is identified early on takes time That doesn t make it uninteresting I m generally not aan of expository writing OMG no Dan Brown A Walking Tour of the Shambles for me but in this novel it works Sprinkled throughout the story are lessons in Chinese history government poetry and literature The author like his main character is a poet and translator Because of this we re treated to some lovely Chinese poetry throughout the novel both ancient and modern poetry We also learn a good deal about Chinese novels the ones children grow up reading and the ones all college students study This is something that as an American I know little about and I appreciated the lessons I gotrom the storyAs Real Fast Food for the story itself a young National Model Worker isound murdered At irst I thought that meant she was a model but apparently she s a model worker One that other. Alternate Cover Edition or ISBN 9781569472422iu Xiaolong's Anthony Award winning debut introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai PoliceA young “national model worker” renowned or her adherence to the ,
Times to the great Chinese classic h ng l u m ng The Dream of the Red Chamber also known as The Story of the Stone Its author Cao Xuein used his story of the wealthy Jia Purebred (Saddle Club, family to criticise the corruption and materialism of Chinese society in his time This too is a running theme in iu s novel iu s reference is not merely to recall China s historical problems with corruption and materialism however but to provide a counter to the message of this canonical work In The Dream of the Red Chamber the protagonist Baoyu struggles betweenulfilling his duty to his amily by successfully taking the Imperial examinations and becoming an important and wealthy court official and his own desire to write poetry The struggle is also mirrored in his love life His amily want him to marry Baochai a girl with wealth and The Truth About Mack family connections whom he does not love and he wants to marry the spiritual and artsy Daiyu his soul mate and a poor orphan girl who theamily has taken in The story culminates with Baoyu being tricked into marrying Baochai while Daiyu is left to die of heartache also known as tuberculosis Disgusted with the greed and deceit that surrounds him the novel ends with Baoyu renouncing the material world and taking on monk s robes This tension between the demands of principle and idealism versus the demands of real world politick are at the heart of the mystery and its resolution view spoilerChen does of course catch his murderer Justice is done but it also transpires that Chen s investigation has been part of a larger political game of which he was unaware Bringing the murderer to justice has also meant victory or certain political interests and defeat or others In disgust Chen contemplates uitting the police Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West force but ultimately changes his mind It is this difference in response his decision that if you believe you can do somethingor your country you should persevere It helps a little if there are a Ending Up few honest policemen around even though it may not help much that marks this novel outrom Cao Xuein s own answer to the same problem hide spoiler If you re into stuff like this you can read the History Of Ripley County, Missouri full review Who says that the splendor of a grass blade returnsThe Love of the spring thatorever returnsIn Death of a Red Heroine by iu XiaolongWith this ends Death of a Red Heroine Here the main protagonist wonders whether a son s return or his mother s love is always inadeuate as well as one s responsability to one s countryWhen I tackled this book I didn t know what to expectXiaolong s main protagonist is not an ordinary Chinese policeman He s a poet and translator of T S Eliot There is a tendency to uote Chinese classical poetry as a counterpoint and commentary on the action As usual in Crime Fiction this is a device a somewhat contrived one in my view but crime novel protagonists seem to need an approach and this one is Chen sYou can read the rest of this review elsewhere 25 StarsHow good did the blurb sound A detective novel that takes place in Communist China Unfortunately and despite almost every other person I know enjoying it I ound this novel pretty underwhelming Proof I guess o If you want to learn a bit about how people live under a socialist dictatorship Death of a Red Heroine is the novel Horse Race (Saddle Club, for you It is theirst in a series of murder mysteries with Inspector Chen as the lead detective in the Special Case Suad This is set in the 90s right after the Tiananmen Suare massacre Inspector Chen is a policeman but he is also a poet so there are many snatches of poetry included Free verse poetry is not what I enjoy but it sets the scene wellChen is very smart and ambitious so he is moving up uickly in the ranks but he has one No One Wants You fatallaw complete and undeniable honesty He is able to maneuver diplomatically within the system until stabbed in the back by an old party hack Forces in the old guard want to stop him solving the crime because of who it involves His integrity will not let him stand idly by while someone gets away with murder Chen is not a solo act he has a Causing Death and Saving Lives few good colleagues andriends who admire his loyalty and sterling character They bravely stand by him and help him even though they are risking their own livelihoods and maybe their lives I had already read and wanted to read in this seriesThis book introduces us to Chief Inspector Chenpoet idealist in a corrupt and changing China Guan was a National Model Worker who appeared to have no life outside of her job The Party So why was she murderedI m giving this one 4 very weak stars The Party So why was she murderedI m giving this one 4 very weak stars do like Chen as a character in spite of it having a touch of Women want to be with him men want to be him and I was interested in his world I liked the poetry uotationsBut way too much about VALESPO food and some of the writing was really uite stilted and awkward I also thought the story dragged a bit at around the two thirds mark I didn teel very compelled to pick it up when I had spare timeBut again but a startling and shattering denouement that moved rapidly so I guess I should add pacing problems to my uibblesPretty good The Unexpected Gift of Joseph Bridgeman (The Downstream Diaries, for airst in series I thought I thought the author got the balance just right The characters are interesting the settings enjoyable to imagine and I enjoyed the descriptive writing The pacing was good and I was ascinated by the details of another culture I enjoyed the descriptive writing The pacing was good and I was ascinated by the details of another culture than my own There were so many literary references that I enjoyed too many to list I tried but then I decided to sit back and enjoy it It was a case of the right book at the right time This was both a new author and a new narrator The Nudist on the Late Shift for me and I will seek out of this series and this combination I thought the narrator David Shih was a perfectit and I really enjoyed listening to his enactment of this wonderful novel Here s one example of the descriptive writing I so enjoyed gazing at the misty horizon through a window her Good Morning, Mr. Mandela faceramed by her tangled hair a cloud of velvety cattail blurred in a distant Victorian House Style fieldTime is a bird It perches and itliesThen there were the Chinese proverbs that were There Is Hope fun to discover such as An old horse knows the way A nice well balanced read about a police investigation in China Subtly criticising the one party rule and everything that it standsor Original treatment and a keen sense of day to day life inside the bamboo curtain makes this book a nice rea. E very political orces that have guided his life since birth Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime and risk his career perhaps even his life to see justice don. ,