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RED IN TOOTH and CLAW: Twenty-Six Years in Communist Chinese Prisons

RED IN TOOTH and CLAW: Twenty-Six Years in Communist Chinese Prisons
Original work 紅鯊
Author Pu Ning
Translator Tung Chung-Hsuan
Publisher Grove Press
Publication year 1994
   Page 228
Language English
ISBN/ISSN 0-8021-1454-7
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Pu Ning (1917-2002), pen named Wu Ming-shih (Man Without a Name), mainly worked on prose and novels, as well as poetry and reportage. He suffered from the struggle and was sent to prison for more than a year during the Cultural Revolution. Late in life, 1983, he settled in Taiwan. His most notable work is a set of volumes consisting of 2.6 million words, the Book Without a Title. Red in Tooth and Claw is reportage about Han Wei-tien’s trying life in Communist Chinese prisons for 28 years. Pu Ning has documented the retold story according to Han’s manuscripts and interviews. This story has not only recorded a personal experience but also witnessed the whole era of tragedy in which thousands of victims resisted or died. It has left substantial tracks of the inhuman labor-reform which was imposed on people by the Communist Party of China after the 1950s. The translator Tung Chung-hsuan (1947-) specializes in Western literature. Besides his several translations, he is also a writer creating many poems, essays and fiction.

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