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The Ancient Ship

(1987)
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Originally published in 1987, two years before the Tiananmen Square protests, Zhang Wei's award-winning novel is the story of three generations of the Sui, Zhao, and Li families living in the fictional northern town of Wali during China's troubled postliberation years.

Spanning four decades following the creation of the People's Republic in 1949, The Ancient Ship is a bold examination of a society in turmoil, the struggle of oppressed people to control their own fate, and the clash between tradition and modernization. In the course of the narrative, the townspeople of Wali face the moments that have defined China's history during the latter part of the twentieth century: the land reform programs, the famine of 1959-1961, the Great Leap Forward, the Anti-Rightist Campaign, and the Cultural Revolution. Translated into English for the very first time, The Ancient Ship is a revolutionary work of Chinese fiction that speaks to people across the globe.

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September 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Ship
Author(s): Zhang Wei
ISBN: 0-00-730294-0 / 978-0-00-730294-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Ship (Harperperennial Modern Chinese Classics)
Author(s): Wei Zhang
ISBN: 0-06-143690-9 / 978-0-06-143690-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Ship
Author(s): Zhang Wei
ISBN: 0-00-728615-5 / 978-0-00-728615-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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Kindle Editions

April 2010 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Ancient Ship
Author(s): Zhang Wei
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ancient Ship (Harperperennial Modern Chinese Classics)
Author(s): Wei Zhang
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA