Barefoot doctor : a novel
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Gernant, Karen, translator.
Zeping, Chen, translator.
Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2022.
ISBN
9780300259636 : (hardcover), 0300259638 : (hardcover)
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257 pages ; 21 cm.
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Published
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2022.
Format
Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780300259636 : (hardcover), 0300259638 : (hardcover)

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"A Margellos world republic of letters book"
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"Originally published as Yizhong kuaiyao xiaoshide zhiye [An almost vanishing profession], Huacheng literary magazine, 2018. Republished as Chijiao yisheng [Barefoot doctor], Hunan Literary Press, 2019" --Title page verso.
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"In rural Yun Village, herbalist Mrs. Yi lives with her husband in a cottage at the foot of Niulan Mountain, where she gathers herbs to treat the ailments of the villagers by day and studies medicine by night. Sickness and herbs are lovers, she tells her patients, rejoicing when they recover, comforting them when they do not. All the while, she hopes to find a worthy successor to take up her mantle. As curious younger villagers observe Mrs. Yi and begin imitating her work—planting gardens and studying the art of healing—they soon discover that the line dividing life from death is porous, and the mountain is more mysterious than they ever knew. Drawing on her experiences as a barefoot doctor in her youth, Can Xue returns with a transporting novel that alights in the in-between spaces: between the living and the dead, healer and sick, nature and us." --Book jacket.
Language
English translation from the Chinese.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Xue, C. G., Gernant, K., & Zeping, C. (2022). Barefoot doctor: a novel . Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Xue, Can/ Gernant, Karen (TRN)/ Zeping, Chen (TRN) 1953-, Karen, Gernant and Chen, Zeping. 2022. Barefoot Doctor: A Novel. Yale University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Xue, Can/ Gernant, Karen (TRN)/ Zeping, Chen (TRN) 1953-, Karen, Gernant and Chen, Zeping. Barefoot Doctor: A Novel Yale University Press, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Xue, Can/ Gernant, Karen Gernant, and Chen Zeping. Barefoot Doctor: A Novel Yale University Press, 2022.

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