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Ha Jin

Ha Jin

·3.56·35,337 Ratings
“ Pretending to not be afraid is as good as actually not being afraid. ” ― David Letterman
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  • War Trash

    by Ha Jin
    2005·
    ·3.78·2,817 Ratings
    Ha Jin’s masterful new novel casts a searchlight into a forgotten corner of modern history, the experience of Chinese soldiers held in U.S. POW camps during the Korean War. In 1951 Yu Yuan, a scholarly and self-effacing clerical officer in Mao’s “vo
  • Under the Red Flag

    by Ha Jin
    1998·
    ·3.87·342 Ratings
    Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction, Under the Red Flag features twelve stories which take place during China's Cultural Revolution--stories which display the earnestness and grandeur of human folly and, in a larger sense, form a moral
  • Ocean of Words

    by Ha Jin
    1998·
    ·3.8·400 Ratings
    Winner of the PEN/Hemingway AwardThe place is the chilly border between Russia and China. The time is the early 1970s when the two giants were poised on the brink of war. And the characters in this thrilling collection of stories are Chinese soldiers who
  • In the Pond

    by Ha Jin
    2002·
    ·3.71·1,160 Ratings
    In the Pond is a 2000 novel by Ha Jin, who has also written Under the Red Flag, Ocean of Winds, and Waiting. He has been praised for his works relating to Chinese life and culture. The novel centers around the character Shao Bin, a Chinese man working at
  • A Free Life

    by Ha Jin
    2007·
    ·3.68·2,420 Ratings
    A moving, realistic, but always hopeful narrative novel of the Wu family - father Nan, mother Pingping, and son Taotao - as they fully sever their ties with China in the aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre and begin a new, free life in the Uni
  • A Good Fall

    by Ha Jin
    2009·
    ·3.7·1,445 Ratings
    In his first book of stories since The Bridegroom was published in 2000 ("Finely wrought . . . Every story here is cut like a stone."—Chicago Sun-Times), National Book Award–winning Ha Jin gives us a collection that delves into the experience of Chine
  • State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America

    2008·
    ·3.76·981 Ratings
    “A funny, moving, rousing collection, greater than the sum of its excellent parts.”—New York Times Book Review Edited by Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey, State by State is a panoramic portrait of America and an appreciation of all fifty states (and Wa
  • The Writer as Migrant

    by Ha Jin
    2008·
    ·3.65·112 Ratings
    As a teenager during China’s Cultural Revolution, Ha Jin served as an uneducated soldier in the People’s Liberation Army. Thirty years later, a resident of the United States, he won the National Book Award for his novel Waiting, completing a trajector
  • Nanjing Requiem

    by Ha Jin
    2011·
    ·3.24·984 Ratings
    The award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash returns to his homeland in a searing new novel that unfurls during one of the darkest moments of the twentieth century: the Rape of Nanjing. In 1937, with the Japanese poised to invade Nanjing, Minnie Vau
  • The Boat Rocker

    by Ha Jin
    2016·
    ·3.12·680 Ratings
    From the award-winning author of Waiting and War Trash: an urgent, timely novel that follows an aspiring author, an outrageous book idea, and a lone journalist's dogged quest for truth in the Internet age.New York, 2005. Chinese expatriate Feng Danlin is
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