The Chinese film Rendao Zhongnian is based on Chen Rong’s acclaimed novella about two women coping with the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. For advanced students. Available from distributors on both videocassette and videodisc. The new edition incorporates script, vocabulary, and exercises into a single volume and includes a new section that provides a scene-by-scene description of the action using simple vocabulary and grammar.

Jing-Heng MA is Mayling Soong Professor of Chinese Studies at Wellesley College.