The Border Town and Other Stories Author:Shen Congwen Shen Congwen is one of China's most versatile modern writers. "The Border Town" tells of an old ferryman, his grand-daughter Emerald and the two brothers who want to marry her. The characters are drawn against a landscape full of local colour. In spite of their poverty before Liberation, we see the rich texture and fascinating traditions of rura... more »l life in China.
"Xiaoxiao", "The Husband" and "Guisheng", three subtly moving short stories, also deal with China's countryside in the late twenties and thirties.« less