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The Corpse Walker

Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up

Liao Yiwu

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The Corpse Walker introduces us to regular men and women at the bottom of Chinese society, most of whom have been battered by life but have managed to retain their dignity: a professional mourner, a human trafficker, a public toilet manager, a leper, a grave robber, and a Falung Gong practitioner, among others. By asking challenging questions with respect and empathy, Liao Yiwu managed to get his subjects to talk openly and sometimes hilariously about their lives, desires, and vulnerabilities, creating a book that is an instance par excellence of what was once upon a time called "The New Journalism." The Corpse Walker reveals a fascinating aspect of modern China, describing the lives of normal Chinese citizens in ways that constantly provoke and surprise.

Liao Yiwu is a poet, novelist, and screenwriter. In 1989, he published an epic poem, "Massacre," that condemned the killings in Tiananmen Square and for which he spent four years in prison. His works include
Testimonials and
Report on China's Victims of Injustice. In 2003, he received a Human Rights Watch Hellman-Hammett Grant, and in 2007, he received a Freedom to Write Award from the Independent Chinese PEN Center. He lives in China.

Wen Huang is a writer and freelance journalist whose articles and translations have appeared in
The Wall Street Journal Asia, the
Chicago Tribune, the
South China Morning Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and
The Paris Review.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 352
Erscheinungsdatum 01.12.2009
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-307-38837-7
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 20.3/13/2.7 cm
Gewicht 261 g

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