Free Read [Mystery Book] ↠ Dream of Ding Village - by Yan Lianke ✓


  • Title: Dream of Ding Village
  • Author: Yan Lianke
  • ISBN: 9781845296926
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Here, China s most controversial novelist takes as his subject the contemporary AIDS blood contamination scandal in Henan province, where villagers were coerced into selling vast quantities of blood and then infected with the AIDS virus as they were injected with plasma to prevent anaemia.Shortlisted for the 2011 Man Asian Literary Prize.
    Yan Lianke
    Yan Lianke simplified Chinese traditional Chinese pinyin Y n Li nk Wade Giles Yen Lien k e, born 1958 is a Chinese writer of novels and short stories based in Beijing His work is highly satirical, which has resulted in some of his most renowned works being banned.He started writing in 1978 and his works include Xia Riluo , Serve the People , Enjoyment , and Dream of Ding Village He has also published than ten volumes of short stories Enjoyment, which was published in 2004, received wide acclaim in China His literature has been published in various nations, and some of his works have been banned in Chinaom Wikipeidaenpedia wiki Yan_Lianke


    Commentaires:

    Praj
    The bow moved horizontally gently tickling the erhu, the melody of a folk song lingered amongst the chilly air as it fleeted through several blank stares, hopeful hearts and frail bodies. The bones shivered in the starry night while the robust voice of Ma Xianglin danced to the tunes of the fiddle; the smell of stale blood fading in the stench of a blood merchant. As Ma Xianglin sang, the bright-red bridal jacket matched wits with Lingling’s cheeks as they blushed to Ding Liang’s flirty star [...]

    Hadrian
    At first, this novel seems like an extensive and overwrought parable - a local village gets into the business of selling its blood for a quick source of cash, and the village itself begins to die.But the story becomes more horrifying once you know that it is real - Henan Province in China experimented with a 'Plasma Economy' system in the 1990s, offering villagers money for blood donations. But the program is a disaster - using dirty cotton balls, mixing multiple blood samples in a centrifuge, a [...]

    Alex
    Part of my Fall 2017 Best Of Chinese Literature project; more here, and a cool list of books here.Here's a crazy story: in the 1990s, rural Chinese peasants got into selling their blood. It was like a fad, encouraged by the government. Whole villages got into it. It was really lucrative. People bought houses with blood money. You can probably guess what happened next, right? Everyone died of AIDS.Yan Lianke turns this into an allegory, which you can see why that was tempting. This is big busines [...]

    Dagio_maya
    - Gennaio 2015- Il sogno cinese Il romanzo prende spunto dalla massiccia campagna per la raccolta di sangue svoltasi in Cina negli '80 che ebbe come conseguenza un'intensa diffusione di Aids nei più sperduti villaggi dell'Henan.La voce narrante è quella di un morto: un bambino avvelenato per vendetta contro il padre colpevole di aver comprato e venduto sangue. La sua è la famiglia Ding che verrà maledetta per aver portato la morte."Il sogno del villaggio dei Ding" altro non è che la version [...]

    Lenore Beadsman64
    i cinesi che danno anche il sangue per il loro governo, che in cambio gli regala una baragli anni novanta in Cina il governo incoraggiò la vendita di sangue tra i contadini, come fonte accessoria di reddito,il tutto avvenne senza controlli igienici e l'AIDS si diffuse in tutta una regione con un numero incalcolabile di vittimeil libro parla della storia del Villaggio dei Ding, e della fine dei loro sognida questo libro è stato tratto un film che è stato presentato alla Festa del cinema di Rom [...]

    Nikki
    I'm not sure what to think of this book. It's horrifying that it's based somewhat on fact, and it made me very uncomfortable as a reader -- partly because it 's hard to tell where the reality ends and the fiction begins.It's certainly something different, in any case. Parts of it are gorgeously written, though overall I didn't find the prose powerful exactly; even when writing of illness and death, this feels like a fable, like it's detached. Still, it's interesting -- and I think the first book [...]

    sanny
    Like the narrator, it seemed that the reader was made to float through the story, and upon reaching the last page, it was as if they had not so much as finished reading the book as having dreamt it all.

    Razvan Zamfirescu
    Spicuiri din recenzia finala care se gaseste pe blogul meuNu-mi aduc aminte să fi citit vreo carte la fel de sfâșietoare precum aceasta. Când am închis romanul, am avut impresia că mi-au rămas bucăți întregi de carne lipite între filele sale. Lianke spune la sfârșitul romanului că după ce a terminat de scris cartea a izbucnit în lacrimi și nu a mai ieșit din casă vreme îndelungată, atât de mult l-a consumat povestea pe care a ales să o scrie.Nebunia sângelui pune stăpân [...]

    Stan Georgiana
    O descoperire datorată lui Răzvan Van Firescu. Bun, bun.

    Belinda
    In the early 1990s, China's provincial health authority stumbled into a lucrative business - selling blood to pharmaceutical companies for use in making blood products. Poverty stricken farmers began eagerly selling their blood, and many small villages in rural areas saw a temporary boom in prosperity. Temporary, because the blood collection practices spread HIV. Yan Lianke is from Henan Province, where some estimates say one million people were infected and entire villages were wiped out by the [...]

    Elaine
    This book was certainly interesting -- a dark (and sometimes darkly comic) look at a rural Chinese village devastated by AIDS as a result of rampant plasma selling encouraged by greedy businessmen and unscrupulous politicians. And even though it threatened to get boring at points, it never completely bogged down. But something kept me from really getting into it -- perhaps a barrier of translation or possibly of lack of cultural understanding on my part -- the fable like characters (particularly [...]

    Nancy Oakes
    Simply stated, this is a phenomenal novel, one of my favorites for 2011. It's so good in fact, that I'm surprised more people haven't read it. Then again, I tend not to read like most people, so maybe I'm not surprised. It's translated from Chinese, deals with very delicate and depressing subject matter (largely because it's based on fact), but the writing is so incredibly good. This book merits quite a lengthy review, you know, the kind hated by most people who are just looking to see if it's g [...]

    Lisa
    Dream of Ding Village by Yan Lianke is a powerful book: like The Plague by Albert Camus it shows how quickly a society can degenerate under pressure…Ding Village is a microcosm of society: it has been a small, inconsequential part of China’s backdrop for centuries. Its traditions and ways of being have withstood all kinds of change over time, but the onset of HIV/AIDS means it is doomed. To read my review please visitanzlitlovers/2012/01/09/dr

    Helmut
    Für ein paar Liter BlutDie Chinesen hatten schon immer ein besonderes, relativ gelassenes Verhältnis zum Tod. Eine Mischung aus Fatalismus und dem festen Glauben an ein Leben nach dem irdischen Tod sorgt dafür, dass man sich mehr darum kümmerte, wie man starb, als dass man starb. Nachkommen, die die Riten für die Verstorbenen durchführen, ein schöner Sarg, und die meisten waren zufrieden.Der Sarg spielt sowieso in diesem Roman eine große Rolle. Je größer, schöner und besseres Holz ver [...]

    Mark Staniforth
    In 'Dream Of Ding Village' Yan Lianke, one of China's most pre-eminent and controversial novelists, tackles the harrowing topic of AIDS in his country's impoverished rural regions.Longlisted for the 2011 MAN Asian Literary Prize, 'Dream of Ding Village' is as gruelling as you might expect given its subject matter. But Lianke lends it an extra dimension by employing his trademark satire and black humour to devastating effect.Lianke's most famous work, 'Serving The People', about an affair between [...]

    Marianne
    Yan Lianke’s latest work, Dream of Ding Village, is narrated by Ding Qiang: “I was only twelve, in my fifth year of school, when I died. I died from eating a poisoned tomato I found on the way home from school…I died not from AIDS, but because my dad had run a blood collection station in Ding Village ten years earlier. He bought blood from the villagers and resold it for a profit.” Qiang’s narration details how the dirt-poor villagers were coerced into selling their blood at Government [...]

    Michael
    Dream of Ding Village is the sad and poignant story of a village destroyed when old ways meet new and the devastating effect it had on a family. The Ding family had lived in Ding Village for generations but the village is struggling with poverty a huge problem. The town directors looking to turn things around decide to open blood collecting centres were people have there blood taken in exchange for money. For a while things improve with people having more money but then illness starts to show it [...]

    Shin Yu
    Based on real-life events, this is a haunting novel on greed and how it destroys one family and its community. Ding Village is a township falling into decay, people drop dead everyday from the "fever." HIV/AIDS has contaminated over half of the population which has engaged in blood selling to raise money to develop the local economy and bring its residents out of poverty. Corrupt blood brokers, or blood heads, arise to compete with government blood banks, reusing needles and dirty cotton balls o [...]

    Philipp
    That was depressing, so misantrophic - It's the story of Ding Village told from the unnamed dead narrator and its fall due to AIDS. It's a recent story - poorer regions of China hoped to improve their lives by selling their blood. The trade was quickly privatized, a lot of corners were cut, the blood buyers kept on re-using needles with the effect that Hepatitis and HIV spread quickly (here's a good write-up from The Economist).The story itself is told mostly with the dead child's grandfather as [...]

    Susan
    This novel could be a parable for the Great Leap Forward except that stories like Ding Villlage really happened in China. Peasants sold their blood and developed HIV and later AIDS. Some villages were wiped out when everyone died from AIDS or fled the depressing conditions of what amounted to a death camp. Just like in the Great Leap Forward, the peasants were the ones to suffer the most in these blood selling rackets. Yan Lianke does a great job showing how women AIDS patients are treated diffe [...]

    Ana PF
    This book is a true masterpiece. Did you already have your dosage of Mo Yan, have just realised that there's a world of great Chinese literature waiting for you out there but cannot decide on your next choice? Then go to your bookstore and find Yan Lianke's 'Dream of Ding Village.' I don't know about the English translation, but it is clear to me that they found the right translator for the Spanish edition. A devastating account of the desolation that swoops over a village in rural Henan when AI [...]

    Meghan
    I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. The translation was decent. I think Cindy Carter struck a fairly balanced chord of making it accessible to western readers while keeping (somewhat) the poetry that is Chinese writing. I found her to be among the Lisa See, Gail Tsukiyama crowd. But what surprised me most was how not depressing this book is. And yes, this book is dealing with some incredibly heavy topics, mainly death and greed and ignorance. But no matter what happens, [...]

    Shiela
    Haunting is the first word that comes to mind whenever I think about this book. Set in contemporary China, Lianke takes us on a journey to a remote village in Henan Province during the blood selling boom which resulted in entire villages being wiped out by AIDS through the use and reuse of needles and cotton swabs. We meet Ding Hui the “Bloodhead” who becomes a very wealthy man cajoling the villagers to sell him their blood. Then there’s Ding Liang, Ding Hui’s brother who becomes infecte [...]

    Ted
    This book jumped out at me from the shelf at my beloved Sheffield library. I originally thought it would be good for my Chinaphile wife, but got hooked. The book quickly pulls you into a slower time that is distant and yet familiar at the same time. Somewhere between fact and fiction is Ding Village, a place in rural China that has fallen victim to the clash of socialism versus capitalism. The poor but peaceful village has been invaded by a disease. Greed has turned villager against villager, hu [...]

    Alan
    I read and really enjoyed The Four Books by Lianke last year. When I started reading this it felt a little too familiar ears of corn and the "higher ups" are mentioned in the first few pages (though to be fair they are not mentioned much through the rest of the book). The very simple prose was the same as with The Four Books, a fable-like quality to it. This worked well in The Four Books, where Lianke was creating a story around the Great Leap Forward, getting to the essence of it, and not knowi [...]

    Zen Cho
    I confess I often avoid books by authors from China which have been translated into English, because they always seem like they're gonna be horribly depressing.* Unfortunately this stereotype is true with this book. (It's about the blood-selling scandal in which villagers were persuaded/forced to sell their blood, got infected with HIV, and died without any reparation or recognition.) It's a satire so it's funny as well as horrible, and it's more about the impact of the situation on the personal [...]

    Sarah
    YAN Lianke's beautiful prose, unique characters, and distinct stylistic devices made a (based on actual events) story about the AIDS crisis in China easier to swallow: In order to raise the economic status of remote villages in China, unmonitored and unrestricted blood banks emerge to buy citizens' blood - only to destroy the families and communities in the process. Dream of Ding Village was a very good read. Every once in a while it's nice to find a read from an Eastern writer, a translated pie [...]

    Tom Lee
    The whole bloody affair of Henan's HIV villages is laid bare in this horrifying novel, which traces how hopeful country folk where condemned to death by an uncaring government apparatus, which then tried to cover over its carelessness with a combination of censorship and ineffectual 'subsidies' that actually ended up costing people already bled dry (literally) even more money. The dream and real parts of the novel quickly become blurred, as Yan Lianke shows how much the unthinkable has become th [...]

    Caroline
    Based on the true story of the calamity that fell on the poor villagers of the author's native Henan province. Harrowing tales of deluded villagers selling their blood over and over again only to find out that they were spreading the AIDS virus to themselves and their neighbors, which led to the orphan crisis in the villages. Parents were quaratined from their healthier spouses and their children, while many children were left with no one to care for them since their parents and other relatives [...]

    Michelle
    It wasn't until after I finished this book and was reading more about it that I realized that blood-selling wasn't just a metaphor—it was based on real events. Props to Lianke for telling the tragic, complex story of an infected village.

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