The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume One: The Gathering - Princeton Library of Asian Translations 1 (Paperback)David Tod Roy (editor and translator)
Paperback 520 Pages / Published: 12/05/1997
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In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a landmark in the development of the narrative art form--not only from a specifically Chinese perspective but in a world-historical context.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Number of pages: 520
Weight: 1077 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 39 mm
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