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Lust Caution: The Story by Eileen Chang, translated with a foreword by Julia Lovell, afterword by Ang Lee with a special essay by James Schamus [in Bloomsbury Review]

Lust CautionThis single-story novella, to be released simultaneously with the eponymous film by Ang Lee, was undoubtedly inspired by Chang’s own relationship with a Japanese collaborator during the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and Hong Kong. As part of a complicated political plot, a young student resister must win the heart of a powerful collaborator, but neither the heart – nor the body – is often a cooperative tool in a shocking game of life and death.

Review: “Windows: Asian Literature in Translation: New & Notable Books,” The Bloomsbury Review, September/October 2007

Readers: Adult

Published: 2007 (United States)

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