The Story Of The Western Wing

The Story Of The Western Wing

by Shi-fu Wang
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0520201841

ISBN-13: 9780520201842

Pub. Date: 03/31/1995

Publisher: University of California Press


China's most important love comedy, Wang Shifu's Xixiangji, or The Story of the Western Wing, is a rollicking play that chronicles the adventures of the star-crossed lovers Oriole and Student Zhang. Since its appearance in the thirteenth century, it has enjoyed unparalleled popularity. The play has given rise to innumerable sequels, parodies, and

Overview


China's most important love comedy, Wang Shifu's Xixiangji, or The Story of the Western Wing, is a rollicking play that chronicles the adventures of the star-crossed lovers Oriole and Student Zhang. Since its appearance in the thirteenth century, it has enjoyed unparalleled popularity. The play has given rise to innumerable sequels, parodies, and rewritings; it has influenced countless later plays, short stories, and novels and has played a crucial role in the development of drama criticism. This translation of the full and complete text of the earliest extant version is available in paperback for the first time. The editors' introduction will inform students of Chinese cultural and literary traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520201842
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/31/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >