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  • Paperback
  • 464
  • Death of a Red Heroine
  • Qiu Xiaolong
  • English
  • 03 October 2018
  • 9781569471937

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Death of a Red Heroine Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9781569472422iu Xiaolong's Anthony Award winning debut introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai PoliceA young “national model worker” renowned for her adherence to the p. Set in Shanghai during the 1990s this is a culturally interesting crime novel highlighting the economic and political turmoil in China at a time when the old ways were clashing with the new The author iu Xialoang was born and educated in Shanghai in 1953 becoming a poet and writer and Associate Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences with an interest in English literature and translation In 1988 he travelled to Washington to work on a book on TS Eliot and elected to stay in the US following the Tiananmen Suare protests in 1989 This debut book is the first in his successful Inspector Chen Cao series all written in EnglishChen Cao is a member of a special investigations unit that investigates crimes with political overtones The case involves the murder of a young model worker a person revered for their work ethic discipline and high morals The suspect is her secret boyfriend the son of a high ranking party official so Chen must tread carefully so as not to upset the higher echelons of the party making sure his evidence and the suspect s motives are water tight Even then he may be ending his career by accusing the suspect of murder if party internal security believes he has political reasons for targeting the party elite Even though this is the 1990s Chen seems to rely on very old fashioned techniues of investigation with have little access to forensics and only one other detective to assist in tracking down witnesses and suspects Since his move to the US ui has made many trips back to Shanghai to visit his family and observed first hand the rapid changes in Chinese society during the 1990s and his observations of the everyday life of the middle and worker classes and that of the party elite feel authentic He clearly has a nostalgia for traditional Chinese cuisine as there are many descriptions of food preparation and consumption as well as a lot of tea drinking In addition to being a detective Chen is a published poet and a translator of English fiction ui s love of Chinese poetry traditional and modern is also apparent in the many uotes included in the text to illustrate Chen s musings The imagery of these is explained for the Western reader and colour the text in the same way that English poetry or reference to pop culture is often used to inform Western writing This makes for a very different type of murder mystery but one that is well written with the authenticity of time and place in a changing culture Mother Clap's Molly House (Methuen Drama) young “national model worker” renowned for her adherence to the p. Set in Shanghai during the 1990s this is a culturally interesting crime novel highlighting the economic and political turmoil in China at a time when the old ways were clashing with the new The author iu Xialoang was born and educated in Shanghai in 1953 becoming a poet and writer and Associate Professor at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences with an interest in English literature and translation In 1988 he travelled to Washington to work on a book on TS Eliot and elected to stay in the US following the Tiananmen Suare protests in 1989 This debut book is the first in his successful Inspector Chen Cao series all written in EnglishChen Cao is a member of a special investigations unit that investigates crimes with political overtones The case involves the murder of a uestions to a Zen Master Political and Spiritual Answers from the Great Japanese Master young model worker a person revered for their work ethic discipline and high morals The suspect is her secret boyfriend the son of a high ranking party official so Chen must tread carefully so as not to upset the higher echelons of the party making sure his evidence and the suspect s motives are water tight Even then he may be ending his career by accusing the suspect of murder if party internal security believes he has political reasons for targeting the party elite Even though this is the 1990s Chen seems to rely on very old fashioned techniues of investigation with have little access to forensics and only one other detective to assist in tracking down witnesses and suspects Since his move to the US ui has made many trips back to Shanghai to visit his family and observed first hand the rapid changes in Chinese society during the 1990s and his observations of the everyday life of the middle and worker classes and that of the party elite feel authentic He clearly has a nostalgia for traditional Chinese cuisine as there are many descriptions of food preparation and consumption as well as a lot of tea drinking In addition to being a detective Chen is a published poet and a translator of English fiction ui s love of Chinese poetry traditional and modern is also apparent in the many uotes included in the text to illustrate Chen s musings The imagery of these is explained for the Western reader and colour the text in the same way that English poetry or reference to pop culture is often used to inform Western writing This makes for a very different type of murder mystery but one that is well written with the authenticity of time and place in a changing culture

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Death of a Red Heroine Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E very political forces that have guided his life since birth Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime and risk his career perhaps even his life to see justice don. I came for the mystery Stayed for the historyDeath of a Red Heroine is at once a detective story and the story of China s changes that took place in the early 1990s From what I understand the author wanted to explore the changes as capitalism began to creep into socialist China and felt that a detective novel was the best way to get it across ui said a cop walks around talks to people and considers the context in which the murder occurred If you re expecting a straight up detective novel this isn t it Because of the history lessons ui inserted throughout the story it is sometimes slow and catching the killer who is identified early on takes time That doesn t make it uninteresting I m generally not a fan of expository writing OMG no Dan Brown for me but in this novel it works Sprinkled throughout the story are lessons in Chinese history government poetry and literature The author like his main character is a poet and translator Because of this we re treated to some lovely Chinese poetry throughout the novel both ancient and modern poetry We also learn a good deal about Chinese novels the ones children grow up reading and the ones all college students study This is something that as an American I know little about and I appreciated the lessons I got from the storyAs for the story itself a young National Model Worker is found murdered At first I thought that meant she was a model but apparently she s a model worker One that other workers should look up to Chief Inspector Chen and his sergeant begin investigating her murder and hit roadblocks at every turn mostly due to politics and how this will look Some things are universal They transcend time political systems countries and cultures Powerful people can sometimes literally get away with murder Children of powerful people enjoy a privilege that children of regular people do not Politics at work can prevent honest people from doing their jobs properly When these truths are added to a country that is rapidly changing whether for better or worse depends on who you ask it makes for an interesting story Chief Inspector Chen only wants to solve the murder of a young woman Who his investigation leads to doesn t matter to him as long as it leads to the killer That is until higher ups intervene and make his job almost impossible The difference between how this would play out in a democracy and how it plays out in Communist China is striking There is so much at stake if he continues trying to solve the case And yet he continues view spoiler In the end The Party makes everything look like they intended the outcome all along The case gets solved though they shut Chen out of the final investigation and the trial is uick and deadly At least Chen is satisfied that a killer didn t go free and especially not because of his family connections He and his second in command grow closer as each realizes the other is a truly honest cop And Chen s mother who isn t really thrilled with his choice of profession is proud of her only son hide spoiler The Exercise of Vital Powers you re expecting a straight up detective novel this isn t it Because of the history lessons ui inserted throughout the story it is sometimes slow and catching the killer who is identified early on takes time That doesn t make it uninteresting I m generally not a fan of expository writing OMG no Dan Brown for me but in this novel it works Sprinkled throughout the story are lessons in Chinese history government poetry and literature The author like his main character is a poet and translator Because of this we re treated to some lovely Chinese poetry throughout the novel both ancient and modern poetry We also learn a good deal about Chinese novels the ones children grow up reading and the ones all college students study This is something that as an American I know little about and I appreciated the lessons I got from the storyAs for the story itself a Sri Dasam Granth Sahib young National Model Worker is found murdered At first I thought that meant she was a model but apparently she s a model worker One that other workers should look up to Chief Inspector Chen and his sergeant begin investigating her murder and hit roadblocks at every turn mostly due to politics and how this will look Some things are universal They transcend time political systems countries and cultures Powerful people can sometimes literally get away with murder Children of powerful people enjoy a privilege that children of regular people do not Politics at work can prevent honest people from doing their jobs properly When these truths are added to a country that is rapidly changing whether for better or worse depends on who Down a Narrow Path you ask it makes for an interesting story Chief Inspector Chen only wants to solve the murder of a Radical Reconstruction young woman Who his investigation leads to doesn t matter to him as long as it leads to the killer That is until higher ups intervene and make his job almost impossible The difference between how this would play out in a democracy and how it plays out in Communist China is striking There is so much at stake if he continues trying to solve the case And Sweet Retribution Rydeville Elite #3 yet he continues view spoiler In the end The Party makes everything look like they intended the outcome all along The case gets solved though they shut Chen out of the final investigation and the trial is uick and deadly At least Chen is satisfied that a killer didn t go free and especially not because of his family connections He and his second in command grow closer as each realizes the other is a truly honest cop And Chen s mother who isn t really thrilled with his choice of profession is proud of her only son hide spoiler

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Death of a Red Heroine Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Rinciples of the Communist Party turns up dead in a Shanghai canal As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past he finds himself challenging th. If you re into stuff like this you can read the full review Who says that the splendor of a grass blade returnsThe Love of the spring that forever returnsIn Death of a Red Heroine by iu XiaolongWith this ends Death of a Red Heroine Here the main protagonist wonders whether a son s return for his mother s love is always inadeuate as well as one s responsability to one s countryWhen I tackled this book I didn t know what to expectXiaolong s main protagonist is not an ordinary Chinese policeman He s a poet and translator of T S Eliot There is a tendency to uote Chinese classical poetry as a counterpoint and commentary on the action As usual in Crime Fiction this is a device a somewhat contrived one in my view but crime novel protagonists seem to need an approach and this one is Chen sYou can read the rest of this review elsewhere