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My Life as Emperor: A Novel by Su Tong, translated by Howard Goldblatt [in AsianWeek]

My Life as EmperorFrom the celebrated author of Rice and Raise the Red Lantern comes another memorable work, this time about an immature 14-year-old installed as emperor of the fictional kingdom of Xie, leading to an eight-year reign marked by dissolution, violence, and tragedy. Only when he is deposed does he finally discover his own humanity and achieve a sense of earthly peace.

Review: “New and Notable Books, AsianWeek, April 7, 2005

Readers: Adult

Published: 2005 (United States)


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