Aunty Li's Pocket Watch
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The story presents the absurd authority of dogmatism with a strong sense of dark humour. Aunty Li, the “queen” of a factory, adjusts her pocket watch 5 minutes slower every day, so that she can control the off-duty time of her employees to the extent that their sense of time completely diverts from others outside the factory.
LEUNG, Ping-kwan 梁秉鈞
也斯 ; 心猿 ; Ye Si ; Xin Yuan
Born in 1949, Leung was one of Hong Kong's best-known cultural icons. A versatile writer, his works ranged from poetry to novels, including《布拉格的明信片》 (Postcards from Prague) (1990), 《半途：梁秉鈞詩選》(Mid-way: Leung Ping Kwan's Poetry Collection and 《後殖民食物與愛情》(Postcolonial Affairs of Food and the Heart).
Anderson is a graduate student in Chinese at Harvard University's Department of East Asian Languages and Civilisations.
DUKE, Michael S. 杜邁可
Duke obtained his PhD in Chinese language and literature at U.C., Berkeley, and taught at the University of British Columbia. His publications include Blooming and Contending: Chinese Literature in the Post Mao Era and The Iron House: A Memoir of the Chinese Democracy Movement and the Tiananmen Massacre. He has translated a wide range of literary works, including works of Su Tong.
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