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La primavera de Lan Caixia

La primavera de Lan Caixia
Original work 藍彩霞的春天
Author Li Qiao
Translator Consuelo Marco Martínez, Wangtang Lee Jen, Shengyang Fan et al.
Publisher EDITORIAL CUADERNOS DEL LABERINTO
Publication year 2019
   Page 339
Language Spanish
ISBN/ISSN 978-8494860867
  • Abstract

     Li Qiao (born 1934), is a representative Hakka author of Hakka literature. His primary compositions are novels pregnant with the spirit of resistance, including The Trilogy of Wintry Night. He was formerly the chief editor of Taiwan Literary Arts, the president of Taiwan P.E.N. and a presidential policy advisor, and he received the rare honor of the Hakka Lifetime Achievement Award.
     The Spring of Lan Caixia was published in 1985, and it is a novel about an underage prostitute. The family of the story’s protagonist, Lan Caixia, sell their daughters in order to survive, being unable to overcome their poverty. The two sisters are forced into prostitution from this point forward. In this kind of humiliation, Lan Caixia loses herself, but because of other girls’ tragic actions to resist power, she gradually awakens to her plight, finally rising up to confront her persecutors.
     By portraying the industry chains of underage prostitution, the novel lies bare the layers of society’s structural exploitation, emphasizing that the world’s “evil” is not going to go away on its own. Victims wishing for rescue must first save themselves. As for those excuses for inaction, they are all reasons for being stuck deeply in these predicaments. Li Qiao embodied Lan Caixia’s life with his own reverence for the principle of resistance and through his nonpareil writing style, he carried out this philosophy of resistance.

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