(为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke

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为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu

Summary 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary He household’s wooden Serve the People sign is removed from its usual place the orderly vows to obey What follows is a remarkable love story and a profound and deliciously comic satire on Mao’s famous slogan and the political and sexual taboos of his regime As life is breathed into the illicit sexual affair Yan Lianke brilliantly captures how the Model Sol. I love this book Love it love it love it The writing is beautiful and simple the story is intense and troubling yet sexy all at the same time It s a small book but again the writing is gorgeous I got so into the book that I would forget where I was Communist China and a fucked up love story what else could you ask for

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Summary 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary Set in 1967 at the peak of the Mao cult Serve the People is a beautifully told wickedly daring story about the forbidden love affair between Liu Lian the young pretty wife of a powerful Division Commander in Communist China and her household’s lowly servant Wu Dawang When Liu Lian establishes a rule for her orderly that he is to attend to her needs whenever t. Yan Lianke is a simile machine some of which may get lost in translation but I wish I had kept a list from the very beginning because there are some killersCheck out this shamefully condescending Euro centric uote from the NYTimes review of this bookHis story is memorable and strange but it feels particular not universal Yan Lianke was born during China s catastrophic Great Leap Forward and came of age during the Cultural Revolution Did he have the opportunity to read Flaubert and Fielding much less the contemporary Western writers whose humor is pointed Or does his satire start from scratch Start from scratch Particular unlike the universality of Western writers Uh huh

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Summary 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu ê PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary Dier Wu Dawang becomes an eager collaborator with the restless and demanding Liu Lian their actions inspired by primitive passions that they are only just discovering Originally banned in China and the first work from Yan Lianke to be translated into English Serve the People brings us the debut of one of the most important authors writing from inside China toda. One trait of dystopian novels We Anthem Brave New World The Handmaid s Tale is the idea that certain behavior is out of bounds in a dictatorship Certain images words books become sacred and there is a corresponding need to outlaw other images words and books In the era of politics as a surrogate for religion such a thing becomes even vital To control the behavior of its citizens the state has to control thought and since the mass production of information began images stand in for thoughtsServe the People was one of many slogans of Mao s Chinese government and is the ironic title of this underground novel from Communist China It follows Wu Dawang a Red Army soldier who soon finds himself involved with Liu Lian the wife of a division commander Wu Dawang is only an orderly in a sleepy little post in Mao s China but in the arms of his mistress he becomes for just a few sweet moments a man of powerThis shouldn t be too unfamiliar to anyone who has read 1984 In a repressive culture illicit sex becomes a way to express subversive behavior Usually in books of this type it s the main vehicle for the hero or heroine to realize just how stultifying their life has become Sex is a threat to order and in a repressive society even the most private behavior can break faith with the state In this novel the twist is Liu Lian uses the communist apparatus to her advantage In a house strewn with revolutionary slogans the most prominent is the Chairman s directive to Serve the people Wu Dawang learns that when Liu Lian wants a rendezvous she uses the sign He must serve her the people What s interesting is how the state co opts even the highest ideals of human civilization twisting them What he asked is the first and only principle of Serving the People To serve others as you would wish to be served yourself Wu Dawang replied How do we give our lives meaning By bringing glory to the enterprise of Serving the People every day of our lives and by devoting ourselves as absolutely to serving the needy as a son should devote himself to serving his parents Pretty words the political instructor tells Wu Dawang though he dislikes the parent analogy Of course There is no parent other than the state In the end Wu is only saying what he thinks the state wants to hear It doesn t matter that it s the golden rule Serving the people is saving your skin As is said later the meek shall inherit the Revolution Everything is collective all suffering togetherThe affair continues as it must And yet this is the sum of Communism or any totalitarian movement that subverts life every institution inevitably becomes corrupted When Wu realizes what fate awaits him when the affair is inevitably discovered he momentarily thinks of killing her Both of them realize that deep within them is anger rage looking for a direction though neither knows where it comes from nor why it touches every aspect of their lives Wu Dawang we ve become animals Liu saysWu and Liu discover the depth and source of their anger when she maneuvers him into accidentally destroying the bust of the Chairman an accident of incalculable counter revolutionary enormity And yet the two of them begin rampaging through the house destroying anything having to do with the state pictures of Mao slogans yet they stop short just before Liu is set to smash the Serve the People signWu s marriage as well as Liu s is a lie but then everything is in the world of this novel How far is it from our world Not politically but morally For the Christian sin is slavery not freedom Yet in a sinful state apparatus virtually everything is colored with sin either morally or politically Every lie becomes deeper until even the truth we must have to survive seems like a lie In a world where the only meaning comes from an illicit love affair what ultimate meaning is there But how different is that from life in any government even one with absolute freedomThe truths we cling to apart from the Eternal are so many icons waiting to be smashed


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    (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke Yan Lianke is a simile machine some of which may get lost in translation but I wish I had kept a list from the very beginning because there are some killersCheck out this shamefully condescending Euro centric uote from the NYTimes review of this bookHis story is memorable and strange but it feels particular not universal Yan Lianke was born

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    (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke Very pleasantly surprised by this book A short tumultuous and ultimately disastruous love story set in the Mao period of China serves as a win

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    Read & Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Yan Lianke Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke I was really surprised to see how low a rating this book has on here Especially since I myself really enjoyed it So I started wondering Why don't people like this book same as I did? And I think I might have the answer; I do

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    (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke Satire does not criticise; indeed the best satire is the very opposite of criticism It is relentless unflinching affirmation Satire embraces the way things are with boundless enthusiasm joyfully relishes in the state of the world perceives every bit of propaganda as the truth it claims to be takes every pretense

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    Read & Download 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary Read & Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Yan Lianke I love this book Love it love it love it The writing is beautiful and simple the story is intense and troubling yet sexy all at the same time It's a small book but again the writing is gorgeous I got so into the book that I would forget where I was Communist China and a fucked up love story what else could you ask for?

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    Read & Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Yan Lianke (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke A few years back I elected to weigh my vast ignorance of Chinese literature funny how that hasn't changed or improved since and went to University to remedy this Serve The People was the first book I read on that e

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    Read & Download 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu Read & Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Yan Lianke Yan Lianke ß 5 Summary One trait of dystopian novels We Anthem Brave New World The Handmaid’s Tale is the idea that certain behavior is out of bounds in a dictatorship Certain images words books become sacred and there is a corresponding need to outlaw other images words and books In the era of politics as a surrogate for religion such a thin

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    Read & Download 为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke Read & Download Ý PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ß Yan Lianke Some people pray to their favourite saints communist China prays to Mao Zedong There’s something uncannily humorous about the worshipping of figurines when seen from the outside Be it a dignified statue be it a mere banner it’s

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    (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke The satire relies on a naive and perfectly indoctrinated young orderly from the People’s Liberation Army Wu Dawang who sees the world merely through party’s ideology and pre digested slogans This results in h

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    (为人民服务 Wei renmin fuwu) [PDF/EBOOK] æ Yan Lianke Lip smacking hot blooded proletariat romance Not pesky Stalinst Revisionist doctrine here No No Not the same same

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