The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Vol. 1, The Gathering

By: Xiaoxiaosheng

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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.

Title: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Vol. 1, The Gathering

Author Name: Xiaoxiaosheng

Categories: Classics,

Publisher: Princeton University Press:

ISBN Number: 0691016143

ISBN Number 13: 9780691016146

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: ING9780691016146

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