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Transcript of sealed off
Zhang Ai Ling's biography- http://history.cultural-china.com/en/48History7679.html
Karen Kingsbury's Translation of "Sealed Off" by Zhang Ai Ling from The Columbia Anthology of Modern Chinese Literature 34 year old accountant who is married with children. He is unhappy with life. He is jealous of people with ambition. He feels he does not have a purpose in life.
24 year old English teacher at a university. She is a good daughter and student. She is also unhappy with life. She wants people to treat with respect. 20th centural urban people live meaningless lives Lu Zong Zhen Wu Cui Yuan dreams and desires- represented by the two main characters good vs real- Cui Yuan says that, "In this world, there are more good people than real people." chance encounters- spontaneous meetings lead to honesty