The group "Reading" on 88groups has been dormant for a while. But now we are resuming activities! We are reading the text "Love in a fallen city" by Eileen Chang. I quote wikipedia :
Eileen Chang (traditional Chinese: 張愛玲; simplified Chinese: 张爱玲; pinyin: Zhāng Àilíng) (September 30, 1920–September 8, 1995) was a Chinese writer. She also used the pseudonym Liang Jing (梁京), though very rarely. Her works frequently deal with the tensions between men and women in love, and are considered by some scholars to be among the best Chinese literature of the period. Chang's work describing life in 1940s Shanghai and occupied Hong Kong is remarkable in its focus on everyday life and the absence of the political subtext which characterised many other writers of the period.
The recent movie "色，戒" is built on another of her short stories.
We have read about a third of the story, but the scene now changes from the house of a wealthy family in Shanghai to society in Hong Kong, and it should not be difficult to get into the story at this point.
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