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The Painter from Shanghai

A Novel
  • 416 Pages
  • 0.76 MB
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  • English
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W. W. Norton
Modern fiction, American Historical Fiction, Fiction, Fiction - Historical, Historical - General, Literary, Fiction / Historical, 1895-1977, 20th century, China, History, Pan, Yuliang,, Women ar
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10157338M
ISBN 100393065286
ISBN 139780393065282
OCLC/WorldCa154706869

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein is an incredible journey of one woman and the totally different lives she lives. A novel of innocence, hope, determination, abuse, sadness, betrayal and death keep the reader thoroughly ensconced from the very first page/5.

"The Painter from Shanghai" is an amazing book of historical fiction that chronicles the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang. Sold into prostitution by her uncle at a very young age, Yuliang endures unspeakable horrors until she wins the affection of Pan Zanhua, a customs inspector who arranges for Yuliang to leave the brothel and become his /5().

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein is a historical fiction novel based on the life of Pan Yuliang, a Chinese artist born in Sold into a brothel by her opium-addicted uncle when she’s 14, Yuliang learns to cope with the help of her friend and top girl at the house, Jinling.

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international best-selling novel The Painter from Shanghai, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association adult fiction honor recipient), and most recently, Wunderland.

She has written for the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle, and others/5(53). In “The Painter From Shanghai,” Epstein concentrates on Yuliang’s time in the brothel chillingly named the Hall of Eternal Splendor and her early.

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The Painter from Shanghai Jennfier Cody Epstein, W.W. Norton & Co. ISBN Summary Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist. Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of.

Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist. Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war 4/5(19).

Our Reading Guide for The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein includes a Book Club Discussion Guide, Book Review, Plot Summary-Synopsis and Author Bio. Through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war and teetering on the brink of revolution: this novel tells the story of Pan Yuliang, one of the most talented—and provocative—Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

Get this from a library. The painter from Shanghai. [Jennifer Cody Epstein] -- Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, The Painter from Shanghai is a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist.

But to dismiss this novel would do a disservice to both book and writer: The Painter from Shanghai is subtler than many of its predecessors, and Epstein is a finer writer.

The story is a fictionally fleshed-out version of the life of the Chinese Postimpressionist painter Pan Yuliang.

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"The Painter from Shanghai" is an amazing book of historical fiction that chronicles the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang.

Sold into prostitution by her uncle at a very young age, Yuliang endures unspeakable horrors until she wins the affection of Pan Zanhua, a customs inspector who arranges for Yuliang to leave the brothel and become his /5(60).

The Painter from Shanghai - Book Review The Painter From Shanghai Jennifer Cody epstein W W Norton Publishing Author's Website This is a fictional biography of a real person. Pan Yuliang () was a real painter in China and in France during the last century. Not only that, she was also a prostitute - sold to a brothel at the age of Author: Francesca Thomas.

The Painter from Shanghai, from first-time novelist Jennifer Cody Epstein, tells the fictionalized story of Pan Yuliang, a real woman who was one of the most prominent -- and controversial -- Author: Erin Collazo Miller.

Jennifer Cody Epstein’s novel The Painter from Shanghai is a fictionalized biography of Pan Yuliang, China’s preeminent and critically acclaimed Postimpressionist painter, whose life began in poverty and prostitution.

Set primarily in early twentieth-century China during Pan Yuliang’s childhood and early years as an artist, the novel.

Moving with the tide of historical events, The Painter from Shanghai celebrates a singularly daring painting style - one that led to fame, notoriety, and, ultimately, a devastating choice: The book is interesting from a historical prospect chronicling the life of a Chinese painter during a.

THE PAINTER FROM SHANGHAI by Jennifer Cody Epstein is one of the best books that I've read this year. I couldn't put the book down even at the expense of a good night's sleep. I couldn't put the book down even at the expense of a good night's sleep.

Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of the international best-selling novel The Painter from Shanghai, The Gods of Heavenly Punishment (the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association adult fiction honor recipient), and most recently, has written for the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Self, Mademoiselle, and n earned her MFA in fiction from Columbia University.

“The Painter from Shanghai is an exquisitely rendered tale about the artist’s struggle for self realization. One could not have a more humble background—orphan, prostitute—than our young heroine, yet it seems that adversity fuels her art.

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Get this from a library. The painter of Shanghai. [Jennifer Cody Epstein] -- At the age of fourteen, Pan Yuliang, a young orphan girl in the care of an opium-addicted uncle, finds herself in the third-class cabin of a crowded steamship bound for a strange new town.

Read "The Painter from Shanghai: A Novel" by Jennifer Cody Epstein available from Rakuten Kobo. Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life 3/5. Yet one day hope appears in the unlikely form of a customs inspector, a modest man who will take Pan Yuliang as his concubine and introduce her to a glamorous life in 's Shanghai: a life of love and of art.

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But as Pan begins to realize her talent as a painter she also sees that she may lose something even more precious: a life in safety.

Reminiscent of Memoirs of a Geisha, a re-imagining of the life of Pan Yuliang and her transformation from prostitute to post-Impressionist.

Down the muddy waters of the Yangtze River and into the seedy backrooms of "The Hall of Eternal Splendor," through the raucous glamour of prewar Shanghai and the bohemian splendor of s Paris, and back to a China ripped apart by civil war and teetering.

(Page ) The Painter From Shanghai has a lot to offer book clubs, readers interested in painting, historical fiction, the struggle of women in society, China, and political history, and is one of the best novels I've read this year/5(8).

The Painter from Shanghai is a fictional novel based on the life of Chinese painter Pan Yuliang. I had never heard of this painter before despite my love for (most of) the modern artists. I picked this book up not realizing it was based on a real person. About Jennifer. Jennifer Cody Epstein is the author of The Painter from Shanghai, an imaginative retelling of the life of Chinese prostitute-turned-post-Impressionist Pan Yuliang.

Her fiction has also appeared in Thema, Confrontation, Carve, and Small Spiral Notebook and has been a finalist selection for has also lived and worked in the U.S., Japan, China, Hong Kong.

Painter of the Wind (Korean: 바람의 화원; Hanja: 바람의畫員; RR: Baram-ui Hwawon) is a South Korean historical television series starring Moon Geun-young and Park on the bestselling historical fiction novel by Lee Jung-myung that took artistic license with the premise that perhaps the Joseon painter Shin Yun-bok had really been a woman, it centers on Yun-bok, a Genre: Historical, Romance.