TRADITIONAL CHINESE STORIES

TRADITIONAL CHINESE STORIES

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For centuries the Chinese referred to their fiction as xiaoshuo, etymologically meaning “roadside gossip” or “small talk,” and held it in relative disregard. Not until the twentieth century was the Chinese story internationally recognized as a beautiful and vital expression of the Chinese spirit. These 61 stories span the development of that expression, from the Han dynasty (206 BCE-8 CE) to the early republican years. Extensive notes explain difficult allusions and their historical significance, making this an excellent text for students of comparative literature or Chinese culture.

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SKU: 9780887270710 Language: English Series: OTHER Volume: N/A Edition: N/A Categories: ,
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