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Li Yao yi wen ji
Alternative title: [Ten Volume Translation of Australian Literature]; 澳大利亚文学经典; Li Yao : Translation Series; Australian Literary Classics; Aodaliya wen xue jing dian
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 李尧译文集
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  • 'Translations in this series have been funded by: Beijing Foreign Studies University, Inner Mongolia Normal University, Western Sydney University, Foundation for Australian Studies in China.' (ANU)


y separately published work icon The Tree of Man Patrick White , New York (City) : Viking , 1955 Z470597 1955 single work novel (taught in 6 units)

'Stan Parker, with only a horse and a dog for company journeys to a remote patch of land he has inherited in the Australian hills. Once the land is cleared and a rudimentary house built, he brings his wife Amy to the wilderness. Together they face lives of joy and sorrow as they struggle against the environment.' (Publication summary)

Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2017
y separately published work icon Woman of the Inner Sea Thomas Keneally , London Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton , 1992 Z270252 1992 single work novel Woman of the Inner Sea is Thomas Keneally's strongest, most compelling work since his Booker Prize-winning Schindler's Ark. Like that book, the story of Woman of the Inner Sea arises from a true incident, and once more the imagining of it is utterly convincing. Kate Gaffney-Kozinski, an attractive, well educated woman, has gone on 'walkabout' to the inner reaches of the Australian outback. Fleeing her wealthy husband, Paul Kozinski, and his unscrupulous clan, Kate is trying to obliterate herself and the grief that haunts her. At first we do not understand its source, but as the story unfolds a kind of mystery evolves around the tragic loss of her two children. In a small town she tries to change herself into a different woman, seeking the companionship and protection of a reticent but rough local man, an explosives expert known as Jelly. But the violence of the west country's unpredictable weather forces her to move on and soon she must confront her husband. No one knows Australian society better than Thomas Keneally, who offers here a rich cross-section of his people: from Kate's prominent father to her controversial uncle, a renegade priest; from the grasping Kozinskis who rule Sydney's construction business to colourful small-town men like Jelly and his friend Gus, who travels with a kangaroo and emu he has rescued from an entertainment park. And at the centre of this panorama stands Kate, a passionate woman of great integrity caught in a nightmare of grief and deception. Woman of the Inner Sea, with its evocation of the heroic in the midst of disaster and evil, will be remembered as one of Thomas Keneally's best works. (Source: LibrariesAustralia) 内海的女人 Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2017
y separately published work icon The Ancestor Game Alex Miller , Ringwood : Penguin , 1992 Z203024 1992 single work novel

'Steven Muir, August Spiess and his daughter Gertrude, and Lang Tzu all acknowledge a restless sense of cultural displacement, an ambivalence in their relations with the culture of European Australia. Steven left England for Australia as a young man and his one attempt at returning is unsuccessful. August Spiess, although he speaks frequently of returning to his native Hamburg, fails to make the journey, as does his daughter Gertrude. Lang Tzu's very name defines his fate: 'two characters which in Mandarin signify the son who goes away.

'The 'game', however, does have winners. For despite their yearnings for the home of their ancestral dreams, a desire to belong somewhere that is truly their own, none of Miller's characters leaves Australia, and each in their own way comes to see that to be at home in exile may be a defining paradox of the European Australian condition: the paradox of belonging and estrangement that perhaps lies uneasily at the heart of all European cultures.'

Source: Bookseller's blurb.

Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2018
y separately published work icon True History of the Kelly Gang Peter Carey , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2000 Z668312 2000 single work novel historical fiction (taught in 29 units)

'"I lost my own father at 12 yr. of age and know what it is to be raised on lies and silences my dear daughter you are presently too young to understand a word I write but this history is for you and will contain no single lie may I burn in Hell if I speak false."

'In TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG, the legendary Ned Kelly speaks for himself, scribbling his narrative on errant scraps of paper in semi-literate but magically descriptive prose as he flees from the police. To his pursuers, Kelly is nothing but a monstrous criminal, a thief and a murderer. To his own people, the lowly class of ordinary Australians, the bushranger is a hero, defying the authority of the English to direct their lives. Indentured by his bootlegger mother to a famous horse thief (who was also her lover), Ned saw his first prison cell at 15 and by the age of 26 had become the most wanted man in the wild colony of Victoria, taking over whole towns and defying the law until he was finally captured and hanged. Here is a classic outlaw tale, made alive by the skill of a great novelist.' (From the publisher's website.)

凱利幫 Kaili Bang Zhen
Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2018
y separately published work icon Carpentaria Alexis Wright , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2006 Z1184902 2006 single work novel (taught in 47 units) Carpentaria's portrait of life in the precariously settled coastal town of Desperance centres on the powerful Phantom family, whose members are the leaders of the Pricklebush people, and their battles with old Joseph Midnight's tearaway Eastend mob on the one hand, and the white officials of Uptown and the neighbouring Gurfurrit mine on the other. Wright's storytelling is operatic and surreal: a blend of myth and scripture, politics and farce. The novel is populated by extraordinary characters - Elias Smith the outcast saviour, the religious zealot Mozzie Fishman, leader of the holy Aboriginal pilgrimage, the murderous mayor Stan Bruiser, the ever-vigilant Captain Nicoli Finn, the activist and prodigal son Will Phantom, and above all, Angel Day the queen of the rubbish-dump, and her sea-faring husband Normal Phantom, the fish-embalming king of time - figures that stand like giants in this storm-swept world. (Backcover) 卡彭塔利亚湾 Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2018
y separately published work icon 候鸟·萦系中国 Brian Castro , Li Yao (translator), Qingdao : Qingdao Publishing Group , 2018 18047809 2018 selected work novel Qingdao : Qingdao Publishing Group , 2018
y separately published work icon 黑玫瑰 : 红线 Nicholas Jose , Li Yao (translator), Qingdao : Qingdao Publishing House , 2018 18014236 2018 selected work novel Qingdao : Qingdao Publishing House , 2018
y separately published work icon The Touch Colleen McCullough , London : Century , 2003 Z1078073 2003 single work novel historical fiction Alexander Kinross is remembered in his native Scotland only as a shiftless boilermaker's apprentice and a godless rebel. But, when he writes from Australia to summon his bride, his Scottish relatives realise that he has made a fortune on the goldfields and is a man to be reckoned with. Arriving in Sydney after a difficult voyage, sixteen-year-old Elizabeth Drummond meets her husband-to-be and discovers that he frightens and repels her. Offered no choice, she marries him and is whisked at once across wild, uninhabited countryside to Alexander's own town, named Kinross after himself. In the crags above it lies the world's richest gold mine. Isolated in Alexander's great house and with no company save Chinese servants, Elizabeth finds that the intimacies of marriage do not prompt her husband to enlighten her about his past life - or his present one. She has no idea that he still has a mistress, the sensuous, tough, outspoken Ruby Costevan. Captured by their very different natures, Alexander resolves to have both Elizabeth and Ruby - why should he not? He has the fabled M̀idas Touch', a combination of curiosity, boldness and intelligence that he applies to every situation and which only fails him when it comes to these two women. For while Ruby loves Alexander desperately, Elizabeth does not. (Source: Trove) 呼唤 Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2018
y separately published work icon Why China? Recollections of China, 1923-1950 C.P. Fitzgerald , Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1985 18350665 1985 single work autobiography prose travel

"The author describes his book as the answer to the question, so often asked, and posed in the title, as to why he went to China. It is not a history of the early, pre-Communist Republic of China; nor is it a complete biography. Fitzgerald's personality, does however, emerge from every page--independent-minded, obstinate, endlessly curious. The whole history of twentieth-century China and of modern Sinology is hardly humdrum, but this is an outstanding book by an unusual author. Here we have a first-hand account of old China surviving into the modern era, of China in turmoil, of old China hands, primitive transport and 'loony' missionaries."

Source: ANU Library.

Qingdao : Qingdao chu ban she , 2018
y separately published work icon Not Dark Yet : A Personal History David Robert Walker , Artarmon : Giramondo Publishing , 2011 Z1735198 2011 single work autobiography

'Spurred on by his encroaching blindness, prominent historian David Walker's Not Dark Yet is a frank, witty and innovative memoir that connects the small, seemingly inconsequential events of daily life to larger historical themes of family, war, patriotism, racial identity, religious belief, knowledge of the world and death. Not Dark Yet captures the elusive voice of middle-class Australia and explores the moral values and lifestyles of people who kept few written records.

'In taking a fresh look at historical writing, Not Dark Yet offers new ways of imagining the past and making the everyday world of homes, families, childhood and memory central to the national story.

'This beautifully written and generously illustrated book is both a new departure for the author and a strikingly original contribution to our literary heritage.' (From the publisher's website.)

Qingdao : Qingdao Publishing Group , 2018

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Language: Chinese
Prefaces in English and Chinese.
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