Presented by Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing
The Mystified Boat: Postmodern stories from China.
Guest-edited by Herbert Batt and featuring paintings by Mu Xin.
As international art and ideas become more influential among the young writers of China, authors have found innovative ways to express their changing perspectives and to challenge conventions of thought as well as style.
Editor’s Note, vii
Into the Labyrinth: An Introduction, 49
Yongchun Cai and Herbert J. Batt
A Date in Purple Bamboo Park, 1
The Master, 8
The Saddled Deer, 29
Death without a Burial Place, 57
The Golden Stupa, 68
The Black Road, 74
The Seat on the Verandah, 83
Starboy and I, 111
The Land of Peach Blossoms, 125
The Death of an Artist, 135
The Mystified Boat, 142
Death Narrative, 162
Under the Spell of the Gangtise Mountains, 169
Reviews (Bottom section of page), 203