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Chess Master

Chess Master - 05 edition

Chess Master - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9789629962371

ISBN10: 9629962373

Chess Master by Ching - ISBN 9789629962371
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Chinese University Press
Published:
International: No
Chess Master by Ching - ISBN 9789629962371

ISBN13: 9789629962371

ISBN10: 9629962373

Edition: 05

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Summary

The Chess Masteris a story of escape and salvation, and the clue for both is chess. The protagonist, Wang Yisheng, undergoes a gradual transformation from ''chess fool'' to ''chess master'' -- from an alienated young man obsessed with the material needs of life to a spiritually enlightened transmitter of the Chinese tradition. By reversing the pervasive anti-traditional trend in modern Chinese literature and eschewing any overt influence from Western literature, Ah Cheng has created in the The Chess Mastera radically new fiction that is both thoroughly modern and deeply imbued with the Chinese tradition.