Poison of Polygamy: A Social Novel

Wong Shee Ping, translated by Ely Finch

The first novel of the Chinese Australian experience, it is a roller-coaster tale of blackmail, murder, betrayal and even thylacine attack, partly based on real people, places and events.

Fundamentally, this novel is a treasure of Australian literature. The outstanding translation of this work of late Qing literary Chinese and its unique position within the history of the Chinese diaspora make The Poison of Polygamy of great interest to international scholars also.

- Jocelyn Chey Journal of the Oriental Society of Australia

Release
June-2019
ISBN
9781743326022
RRP (AUD)
$35.00
Pages
420
Format
Paperback
Category
Literary studies

Wong Shee Ping

Wong Shee Ping was a writer for Melbourne’s Chinese Times, a Christian preacher, a Chinese revolutionary and a member of a prominent family in Victoria’s Chinese business community.

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