CHINESE LITERATURE OF FOLK CUSTOMS studies the clothing, food, living, transportation, totem, local custom and practice and, literature and art in different periods of China. The book tells the origin of teachings of the deceased, the reason of modern accepting the old sacred rules of the religious order and, the historical background of the essence of traditional Chinese culture. The book explains why Chinese are pride of their traditional cultures. The book may also be a guide for the literature researchers out of China to study the Chinese literature of folk customs.
In 1995 encouraged by going abroad to trade under the background of Chinese Reform and Opening-up policy, the hero of this novel started from Heihe and went to the mountainous East Siberia, Bering Strait and the destination Alaska. During his journey, he met the old Japanese soldiers who took part in the Second World War and hided in remote mountains and was saved by a beauty from St. Petersburg. The journey was adventurous and suffering to the hero. In the end the hero had a successful career and found his lover in the Cultural Revolution. The novel, with a clue of the fate changing journey, explores the Second World War, the Cultural Revolution, Chinese Reform and Opening-up as well as Human being’s past and future, which is instructive, insightful and interesting to read.
CLAIRE’S JOURNEY is a story of growth. The young life of the hero Claire conflicted with the outside world when she wanted to break the traditional idea of a man wearing trousers while a woman wearing skirts. In the book Claire will show you the most special journey of her young life.
CHEN’S COLLECTION OF ESSAYS is a collection of essays of the Prof. Ruolei Chen, covering a wide range of the unique researches and visions in contemporary China. While being an active participant and organizer for the international cultural exchanges, Prof. Ruolei Chen is also an assiduous writer in both Chinese literature and western art and has authored many articles in newspapers and magazines. The book includes essays: Across the Cultural China; A Glimpse of European-American Literature; Essentials in Chinese Ancient Classics and Record of the Multicolored Life.
I see confused human beings who slaughter animals cruelly and hurt each other intentionally as well as terrorist attacks, wars and ruins, which is the reason why I wrote the book and I hope to give a solution to the confusion to this world. I hope that people may learn to think about themselves, learn to know the substance and learn to be enlightened. Most importantly, they may learn to respect and gratitude so as to cherish and be kind to everything around them. In the premise of being survival, all lives cannot be abused, hurt, terrorist attacked and slaughtered. May there be no war and deconstruction! I gave the direction. It is human beings that choose their way.