The Bridge of Heaven (Romanian)



Author:Xiong Shiyi


Publisher:Integral Publishers

Publication date:2019

Product Description

This book was written in English and translated into Chinese in 1960 by the author himself. The story was set in the Chinese history during 1880–1911, Li Ta Tung, the hero, grew up from an adopted son to a great revolutionary, and experienced the Reform Movement of 1898, the Huanghuagang Uprising, the Wuchang Uprising, the fall of the Qing Dynasty and the birth of the Republic of China. The book has been translated into French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Dutch, etc., and its English edition has been reprinted over ten times after its first publication in London in 1943, which is prefaced by John Mansfield, and strongly recommended by Bernard Shaw and Chen Yinke.

About the Author
Xiong Shiyi (1902—1991), a noted bilingual writer and dramatist in the history of Chinese literature in the 20th century. The American intellectuals admire Lin Yutang for his Moment in Peking, while the British love Xiong’s The Bridge of Heaven. The British poet John Masefield, the writer Herbert George Wells and the Chinese scholar Chen Yinke all praise highly to the The Bridge of Heaven, which has become another peak of Xiong’s English creation. In addition, he is also famous for his works The Professor from Peking and The Romance of West Chamber (English translation).