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Published by Books for Libraries Press in New York .
Written in English



  • China


  • China -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesShort story index reprint series
LC ClassificationsPZ3.J71715 Ch6, PS3519.O43 Ch6
The Physical Object
Pagination132 p.
Number of Pages132
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5706722M
ISBN 100836939476
LC Control Number70163033

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