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"The Rich in China"

The 1st Short Story Collection from "Sun on Riches: A Comedy Series"

China’s rich is a special product of its economic development. Their vast and mysteries wealth, their incredible mindset and their secrets of getting rich have become a spectacle everywhere in the world.

The rich in China tells of a story about a rich couple—Mr and Mrs Mike. Mike, being a lawyer, was part of the wealthy elite that were intellectually pretentious and snobbish. He married a beautiful woman who was a writer. He didn’t expect her an annoying spy in his life, who had set her mind on penning a novel based on the secrets of the rich.

Mr Mike made every effort to instigate his wife to believe in the views and lifestyle of the rich in China. He wanted Mrs Mike to be a Tai-tai who could earn him the respect of many by joining the league of the privileged and wealthy ladies. Mrs Mike, however, was a missionary herself. She wanted Mr Mike to appreciate the true happiness in life and live an ordinary and simple life with her.

The husband and wife having very different views of life embodies the relationships between material and spiritual, fashion and humanity, where the two frienemies couldn’t leave each other to live alone but also couldn’t stop fighting against each other all along.

Every chapter of the book tells a story of the same rich couple that is independent while logically coherent as part of the whole. Reading the book makes you feel like watching a live show on the stage, with each act featuring one aspect of the contemporary life in Shanghai today. Through the lives of the couple, you see a vivid portrait of the new rich in China. The conflicts between the husband and wife reflect the opposed views between the rich and the poor. Each of the stories conveys those hidden or unspoken rules behind China’s economic phenomenon and its development in the past decades, which makes the book a fable of the modern-day China.

 

孙未金钱系列小说之一《富人秀》

中国的富人阶层神秘的巨额财富,匪夷所思的行事方式,以及他们致富的秘密也已成了遍布世界各地的一道奇观。

这是中国富人圈中一对逗比夫妇的奇遇记。

迈克是一个大律师,作为富人阶层的一员,日日周旋于富人圈子中,热衷赚钱,喜好炫耀,崇尚小布尔乔亚的生活方式。迈太是一个小作家,不安于“太太团”的活动,追求波西米亚风尚,享受着迈克提供的锦衣玉食,却每每笑话富人圈思想空虚。他们就这么吵吵闹闹搅乱了土豪们的世界。

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"The Good Old Days with Democracy, Science and Law"

A Novel by Sun Wei

 

The Good Old Days with Democracy, Science and Law is a very Shanghai-nese book title. Back in the 30s and 40s of last century, when the New Culture Movement first introduced two western ideologies: democracy and science into Shanghai, they were called Mr De and Mr Sai by the locals respectively, and later Mr Lao for law. It is also a very Shanghai-nese story, vividly depicting a life in Shanghai since the 80s of the 20th century till now. The book tells of the struggles of an urban modern-day woman – how she ventured out for self-determination only to find that at the end of the day true redemption lay in herself.

“De-Sai-Lao” was not only a significant Chen prophecy about Deng Xia, which brought her both joys and pains in her life, but also the key to her dreamland.

Deng Xia was a successful anchorwoman with the local TV station. In order to get what she wanted, she got on swimmingly with all kinds of clique struggles and was unscrupulous in her efforts. She manipulated her boss and lover, Zhuang Yong, who collaborated with her on every step of their promotions till he was finally assigned as director of the Entertainment channels and she the operations manager for several programs, including the “De-Sai-Lao Dream Dance.”

However, every night Deng Xia fell into the same odd nightmare over and over again. In her dreams, she became Summer, a middle school student who was abandoned by the only one family member she could turn to in this world and didn’t have a thing to her name. To make a living, Summer worked at the bar of the De-Sai-Lao Dancing Hall every day after school. She spent most of her spare time with Rose, Xiang and Jack, who were her good friends ever since childhood. The four of them helped each other and went through a lot of difficult, but really good, times together. The De-Sai-Lao had kept all the memories of their youth and secrets of their love, until one day an unknown arsonist set fire to everything. 

Gradually, Deng Xia came to realize that it wasn’t just a dream at all. Summer was kind of real. She’d been always staying in her body and would sneak out when she was asleep or absent-minded. She usurped her body and tempered with her rational thinking. She also caused her worries about her lost memories from time to time. Fearing that her split personality be exposed, Deng was reluctant to accept Zhuang Yong’s love. For years, she allowed herself to keep being tortured with loneliness.

As the “De-Sai-Lao Dream Dance” gained in popularity, Zhuang was suspended for involvement in a bribery scandal. At that moment, those once worked with Summer in Deng's dreams at the De-Sai-Lao Dancing Hall decades ago mysteriously materialized one after another in front of Deng Xia. They helped reveal the secrets of the past.

This novel is concerned with the growth, living conditions and mental states of the generation born in the 1970’s China, as well as the historical social changes over the past decades. It may be read as Bildungsroman of a Shanghai woman between her ages of 16 to 35, set against the background of Shanghai between 1987 and 2006. It was an era that witnessed the city’s ever-changing landscape, historical social changes and the booming of the TV production companies. The novel leads us through a story about love and trust, time and fate, as it reveals the inner life and the untold secrets of a successful anchorwoman.

 

 

长篇小说《我爱德赛洛》

 

她美丽的躯壳中,同时居住着另一个人格。

她隐约猜到,“她” 的存在,可能与少年时代一场惨烈的纵火案有关。

邓夏是一名成功的电视台女主播。她美丽,更擅长权术,多年来一步步扶植她的恋人庄庸登上文艺频道总监的高位。

在权力与财富的赛场上,邓夏一手策划与主持的全民励志类真人秀节目 “德赛洛梦想之舞” 一再突破收视率新高,却无意中打开了灾难之门。与当年纵火案有关的旧人一个接一个出现,商战腥风血雨。庄庸深陷受贿丑闻,大厦将倾。另一个人格的真实面貌,以及旧案的真相,也终于逐渐呈现在邓夏眼前。

《我爱德赛洛》是一个上海化的书名,它的含义是三四十年代盛行于旧上海的“德先生”、“赛先生”、“洛先生”。这也是一部非常上海化的小说,再现了从八十年代到新世纪的上海风情。在这样的背景下,讲述一个现代都市女性与自我作战后又回归自我的故事。

这是一个跨度19年的上海女孩的成长故事,从16岁到35岁,以1987到2006年上海的城市面貌、社会经济生活与电视事业的变迁为背景,讲述了一个电视台女主持人成功之路背后内心与往事的秘密,诠释了关于爱与信赖,时间与命运的主题。

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"Malaise of Our Generation"

"Love of Our Generation"

Comments by Sun Wei

 

These two books focus on the mental states of individuals and groups in contemporary China, based on her interest and study over the years in psychology.

 

 

心理学评论《我们这个时代的病》

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公众为什么需要明星和娱乐八卦?我们在不停地八卦各类大人物、小事件,参与各项公共娱乐活动的时候,为什么会觉得缓解了紧张,沟通了彼此的关系,变得轻松自在?八卦这项产业,究竟是对于现代生活方式一种病态的宣泄,还是另类的严肃反思?

本书选取了近年来有争议的中外名人、电影、大事件,以及富有时代烙印的文化娱乐现象,以西方心理学核心观点,剖析其后所代表的私人及社会心理,不仅令人对这些八卦话题有思路迥异的新奇认识,也启发人们如何用心理学视角理解自己的生活。

心理学评论《我们这个时代的爱》

裸婚、闪婚、劈腿、小三、备胎、男闺蜜、秀恩爱……在这样热闹的一个爱情时代中,你仍会感觉孤单吗?你觉得自己值得被爱吗?爱究竟是都市人孤独的止痛剂,是生存焦虑的安慰剂,还是自我认可必须的呼应?

本书选取了这个时代最具代表性的情感现象,结合故事与案例,以心理学与社会学观点,剖析几类都市人典型的情感障碍,以及背后的社会心理。这些就在身边的分析,将能很实用地令人们更了解他人、自己和彼此间的感情模式,克服孤独和焦虑,调整自我,营造起和谐充实的关系。

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"A Feminist’s ‘him’"

An Essay Collection by Sun Wei

 

This book focuses on “malaise” in the relationships between women and men in major metropolitan cities of China.

 

随笔《女性主义者的饭票》

 

这是一系列治愈风格的关于爱情的小故事与小领悟。

每个时代男女的爱情心态,都是这个时代的图腾。

全书由慧黠的短章组成,上谈文人掌故,下涉尘世生活,笔调自由出入想象与现实,轻松剖析中国当代都市生活中男与女、爱情与饭票、精神与物质等话题。文字幽默犀利,立意不落窠臼,是一个都市女子对爱情独立且不失温柔的解读。

在这些属于中产阶级的小品文中,因着作者悲悯的情怀,使整本书仿佛冬日午后的阳光,在俏皮幽默中也充满了爱意。

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