Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance

Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance

by Li-li Ch'en (Translator)

Paperback(Columbia University Press Morningside ed)

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This twelfth-century masterpiece suffered virtual oblivion from the late fourteenth century until 1912, when it was rediscovered by the great sinologist Wang Kuo-wei who helped restore it to its preeminent position in Chinese literature. Comprising 184 prose passages and 5,263 lines of verse to be narrated and sung by a performing singer-storyteller, it is an elaboration of the T'ang dynasty love story, The Story of Ying-ying, by Yuan Chen (779-831).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231101196
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1994
Edition description: Columbia University Press Morningside ed
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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