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(Great Authors of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Chan, K. K. Leonard. “Molecular Story Structures: Lao She’s Rickshaw and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.” Style 25, no. 2 (Summer, 1991). A comparative study.

Hsia, C. T. A History of Modern Chinese Fiction: 1917-1957. 3d ed. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. Lao She is one of many writers covered in this literary overview.

Kao, George, ed. Two Writers and the Cultural Revolution: Lao She and Chen Jo-hsi. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1980. Another valuable work that has the most complete account of the death of Lao She, together with useful chapters on Lao She in England and America, and translations, with commentary.

Nieh, Hualing. Literature of the Hundred Flowers. Vol. 1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981. A study of Chinese literature under Communism.

Towery, Britt. Lao She: China’s Master Storyteller. Waco, Tex.: Tao Foundation, 1999. A concise biography, placing Lao She’s work in its cultural and historical context.

Vohra, Ranbir. Lao She and the Chinese Revolution. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1974. Provides one of the best overviews of Lao She’s life and work available in English, with balanced readings and critical insights into major and minor works.

Wang, Te-wei. Fictional Realism in Twentieth Century China: Mao Dun, Lao She, Shen Congwen. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. A comparative study.