Chinese Book of the Day: A Red Gourd by Cao Wenxuan

Cao Wenxuan's A Red Gourd in Chinese characters

Cao Wenxuan’s A Red Gourd is a vivid depiction of the innocent love between Wuan, the son of a con man, and Niuniu. Cao Wenxuan is a famous Chinese writer and has written over 50 novels and stories. In his works Cao paints an elegant picture of Chinese village life using skillful language and powerful metaphors. This book is a lovely book which is very portable(dimensions of 19cm x 13cm) has many other books written in Chinese so that you can appreciate them in the original language in which they were written.

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