Love in a Fallen City
translated from the Chinese by Karen S. Kingsbury and Eileen Chang
QuotesWith language as sharp as a knife edge, Eileen Chang cut open a huge divide in Chinese culture, between the classical patriarchy and our troubled modernity. She was one of the very few who could see on both sides of that divide, into which her heroines so often disappeared. Eileen Chang is the fallen angel of Chinese literature, and now, with these excellent new translations, English readers can discover why she is so revered by Chinese readers everywhere.
— Ang Lee
One of the most popular Chinese writers of the 20th century and a woman who made a major contribution to the cultural life of Shanghai.
— Shanghai Daily
This posthumous collection contains six vibrant stories that depict life in post-WW II China…Evocative and vivid, Chang’s stories bristle with equal parts passion and resentment.
Eileen Chang is no doubt the most talented woman writer in 20th century China.
— David Der—wei Wang, Harvard University
— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review