Waiting jin, ha primary category: literature / fiction eventually the waiting ended as the law allowed a divorce without consent after 18 years of separation. Waiting is written in english by ha jin, who moved to us from china in 1985 the story is of lin kong, an army officer in mid 1900s china, and two women in his life the story is of lin kong, an army officer in mid 1900s china, and two women in his life. Video project for prize winners course at tsu waiting by ha jin.
Essays and criticism on ha jin's waiting - essays and criticism. A kind of chinese dr zhivago about a married army doctor who falls in love with a nurse during the cultural revolution, by chinese exile ha jin (in the pond, 1998, etc. Ha jin's waiting invites readers into the post-war china where predetermined marriages still prevailed it was the time when divorce was not even an option anyone.
In waiting, ha jin portrays the life of lin kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the new china of the cultural revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's village ha jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and. In waiting, pen/hemingway award-winning author ha jin draws on his intimate knowledge of contemporary china to create a novel of unexpected richness and feeling this is the story of lin kong, a man living in two worlds, struggling with the conflicting claims of two utterly different women as he moves through the political minefields of a. Ha jin is known by his legal name, xuefei, to friends and colleagues in contrast to the dark tenor of discontent that distinguishes his fiction, he is a genial man, at home in his own skin he is almost ebullient as he gives a tour of his suburban house in foxboro, massachusetts, explaining that.
The writing of ha jin offers a unique example of whitman's influ ence-one in which the invitation to celebrate radical individualism is juxtaposed with the traumatic legacy of mao zedong's cultural revo. Ha jin was born in liaoning, china his father was a military officer at thirteen, jin joined the people's liberation army during the cultural revolution jin began to educate himself in chinese literature and high school curriculum at sixteen. Introduction in waiting, ha jin portrays the life of lin kong, a dedicated doctor torn by his love for two women: one who belongs to the new china of the cultural revolution, the other to the ancient traditions of his family's villageha jin profoundly understands the conflict between the individual and society, between the timeless universality of the human heart and constantly shifting.
Jin's quiet but absorbing second novel (after in the pond) captures the poignant dilemma of an ordinary man who misses the best opportunities in his life simply by trying to do his duty--as defined fi. Waiting has 17,326 ratings and 1,601 reviews petra x said: this was the first ha jin i read it is hard to imagine that the superb use of language is by. Ha jin has not returned to china since he left in 1985 in 1990, he made a commitment to write and speak solely in english speaking of that decision, he says, there was a lot of fear it's like changing your body, to write in a different language.
The protagonist of the novel «waiting» by ha jin, the doctor of the chinese army lin kun, almost twenty years trying to divorce his wife who lives in the. Waiting, the latest novel by ha jin, has recently won the 1999 national book award and with good reason this emory university english professor, poet, short story writer, and chinese. Summary and reviews of waiting by ha jin, plus links to a book excerpt from waiting and author biography of ha jin.
Complete summary of ha jin's waiting enotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of waiting. Waiting is an allegory to communism ha jin's moods describe the emotions and oppression of being controlled by outside sources under a communist government. Waiting - ebook written by ha jin read this book using google play books app on your pc, android, ios devices download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read waiting.