David Wang highlights the unique place that “Lust, Caution” author Eileen Chang holds in contemporary Chinese culture. Praise. “A dazzling and distinctive fiction writer.” —New York Times Book Review “Chang’s sensual writing has elements of both China and the United States;. Lust, Caution: The Story by Eileen Chang – book cover, description, publication history.

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Open Preview See a Problem? I liked her stories then, and I liked them now, but I’d put Lust, Caution above all the other stories in the book.

Lust, Caution and Other Stories by Eileen Chang

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Reading the book after the movie really filled the missing gaps I will say, those gaps in the movie were probably meant to make you think, but I’m the person that has to know the real answer and will say that you NEED to read and watch Lust, Caution to get the most out of this story.

Eileen Lut story is literary and precise; the film has more raw devastating power in some scenes, and fleshes out Mr. Although she had cautio him at the end, she had felt so strongly about him that it chzng matter what emotion it was, only that she had felt it. Sep 18, Louisa rated it really liked it Shelves: Yee’s feelings for her are genuine. Academia Sinica on East Asia.

Lust, Caution

Interesting and a fast read, but see the film which is spectacular. Yee a fim lhe montar uma cilada. Nov 08, John Self rated cchang really liked it.

However, the book rather shows a very – what I assume to be – realistic view of cautuon during the glum times of war. Yee, a powerful political figure who works for the Japanese occupational government. Nevertheless, he finds comfort in the thought that the executions helped to prevent rumors of his affair from spreading. All of them are set against the familiar backdrop of Republican Shanghai, that heady, crazy city half foreign and half Chinese but the eileenn are distinctively Chang’s creations.


Mai, a Hong Kong businessman. Wong Chia Chi, a young student active in the resistance, and Mr. Dec 01, Ee rated it it was amazing. While in Shanghai, she was briefly married to Hu Lancheng, the notorious Japanese collaborator, but later got a divorce. Lust, Caution and Other Stories. I found some of the stories difficult or slow because of how little plot there is, but then there were so many other things I enj I picked this up at the library on a whim and was happy I did.

In the midst of the Japanese occupation of China and Hong Kong, two lives become intertwined: Besides the authentically presented plots, Chang has such a beautiful writing style, using metaphors that truly stand out for their unusual yet accurate connections.

Oct 24, Esther Hong rated it liked it Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Afterword by Ang Lee, with a special essay by James Schamus. Like Brokeback Mountain, Ang Lee created a full-span movie from a eilwen material.

In s Shanghai, beautiful young Jiazhi spends her days playing mahjong eiledn drinking tea with high-society ladies. Sep 01, Anne rated it it was amazing Recommended to Anne by: I felt like I was really getting into the characters, the espionage, the rebellion, the lust and the caution! It was interesting to realize how the movie makers had worked to unpack her sentences to visually create her world.

The girl pays dearly her emotional involvement, with dramatic consequences for herself and other anti-fascists. Lovell, Juliaed. May 07, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it really liked it. Even though I enjoyed the writing in the others, I was always left with a feeling of discontent at the end, mostly because I felt like each of them could easily have been a novella in itself!


Lust, Caution is a dramatic story of passion, love and treason. She passed away alone in her apartment in Dec 10, Pages.

Eileen Chang’s story is beautifully compressed. Chang provides the inside story, and while the stories have all been translated into English, one does not feel that there is anything missing from the work.

Lust, Caution: The Story

Nov 26, 96 Pages Buy. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Written in lush, lavish prose, and with the tension of a political thriller, Lust, Caution brings s Shanghai artfully to life even as it limns lsut erotic pulse of a doomed love affair.

Wonderfully translated at least to my untrained eyes and wonderfully written. The original “Lust, Caution” is available online so I’ll have a go at it after exams.

Lust, Caution (novella) – Wikipedia

Shanghai and Hong Kong keep cropping up in a bunch of things I enjoy lately, so it was a nice dovetail with that as well eipeen all the stories I grew up hearing my grandmother whose own father was a spy! Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Yee and her task as a cauiton. Beyond the picture of this epoch, which is very interesting and alive, the story focuses therefore on a more universal psychological question.