The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume One: The Gathering / Edition 1 by Princeton University Press | 9780691016146 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume One: The Gathering / Edition 1

The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume One: The Gathering / Edition 1

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by Princeton University Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691016143

ISBN-13: 9780691016146

Pub. Date: 03/17/1997

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691016146
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/17/1997
Series:
Princeton Library of Asian Translations Series
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
714
Sales rank:
801,504
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)

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