Chinese Chop Suey: A Collection of Essays, Short Stories and ColumnsBy Shiao Shen Yu
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- Author: Shiao Shen Yu
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Outskirts Press
- Published: 2013-04-29
?ÇÿChinese Chop Suey is a collection of short stories and columns. Pueblo chieftain, a daily newspaper in Pueblo, Colorado, published the columns from 1988 to 1995. The columns introduce the Chinese language, customs, folklores, festivals, with the historical noteworthy and backgrounds. The short stories are the true-life stories of Chinese women. ?ÇÿSilk worms is the story of the first Chinese Empresses who discovered ?Çÿsilk. ?ÇÿMy mothers big feet depicts a Chinese womans sad story because she did not have her feet bound as the custom demanded before the turn of the 20th century. ?ÇÿFirst Wife and ?ÇÿA snowy night in Canada are true stories of two Chinese women who live through the political conflicts between the Communist China and the Chinese government in Taiwan in the 20th century. The author chooses to write things of Chinese randomly, not chronically. She strives to have each piece be dotted with bits of history and customs. She hopes the readers can grasp a better understanding about the Chinese, the people and the culture. Her two novels: ?ÇÿA pledge under the willow tree and ?ÇÿCeo-lian, a living widow are the stories of two Chinese women in the 19th century.