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Cat Country by Lao She

Cat Country (1933)

by Lao She

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A very rude satire of Chinese culture. It reads like a laowai's rant: why are people so loud here? Why are people always in the way and never make room for you on the sidewalk? Why are people so politically indifferent? Why are they so self-absorbed and money-obsessed?

It's very funny at times, and sometimes very dark. The writing is clear but occasionally a little too bald. It's not so much a story or a novel as it is a series of fictionalized essays mocking/bemoaning a country and a culture. ( )
  Algybama | Jul 25, 2017 |
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