Big Breasts and Wide Hips: A Novel Setting & Symbolism

Mo Yan
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China

China is the main setting of the novel Big Breasts and Wide Hips by Mo Yan. It is the location of Gaomi Township and Dalan Town.

Gaomi Township

Gaomi Township is a township located in China, and is home to Dalan Town, and seventeen other towns. It is ruthlessly taken over by the Japanese, and later the Communists.

Dalan Town

Dalan Town is the home of Mother, her family, and Jintong. It is where Pastor Malory's church is located. The town grows and suffers and grows again throughout the course of the novel, as political events and fortunes shift.

Flood Dragon River

Flood Dragon River is nearby Dalan Town. Jintong's siblings fish there, and the bridge over the river is defended by Chinese guerrillas. It is in Flood Dragon River that Sima Ku escapes from the Communists.

The Church

The Church is located in Dalan Town and...

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