In Episode 16 of Literary Canon Ball we discuss Eileen Chang's Lust, Caution.
Eileen Chang is considered one of the most influential modern Chinese writers. Her work, which often deals between the tensions between women and men, has been described as ‘finely honed’ and ‘remarkable’.
This month we’re discussing her 1979 novella, Lust, Caution. Described as a ‘gripping, intensely atmospheric story of love, espionage and betrayal in wartime Shanghai’, Lust, Caution is set during the Japanese occupation of China in the 1940s.
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Eileen Chang, 74, Chinese Writer Revered Outside the Mainland https://www.nytimes.com/1995/09/13/obituaries/eileen-chang-74-chinese-writer-revered-outside-the-mainland.html
EILEEN CHANG https://www.nyrb.com/collections/eileen-chang
Eileen Chang’s life in wartime Hong Kong and Shanghai laid bare in autobiographical novel https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/2140103/eileen-changs-life-wartime-hong-kong-and-shanghai-laid