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The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama

The Columbia Anthology of Yuan Drama


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231122672
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics Series
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

C. T. Hsia (1921–2013) is professor emeritus of Chinese at Columbia University. His books include The Classic Chinese Novel and A History of Modern Chinese Fiction. He is also the coeditor, with Joseph S. M. Lau and Leo O. Lee, of Modern Chinese Stories and Novellas, 1919–1949.

Wai-Yee Li is professor of Chinese literature at Harvard University. She is the author of Enchantment and Disenchantment: Love and Illusion in Chinese Literature; The Readability of the Past in Early Chinese Historiography; and Women and National Trauma in Late Imperial Chinese Literature. She is also the translator, with Stephen Durgarant and David Schaberg, of Zuozhuan.

George Kao (1912–2008) was a Chinese American author, translator, and journalist who served as director of the West Coast office of China's Government Information Office and as editor in chief of the Chinese Press.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Historical Plays
1. Ji Junxiang, The Zhao Orphan, translated by Pi-twan Huang and Wai-yee Li
The Zhao Orphan in Yuan Editions, by Wai-yee Li
2. Anonymous, Tricking Kuai Tong, translated by Wai-yee Li
Part 2. Crime and Punishment
3. Anonymous, Selling Rice in Chenzhou, translated by Richard C. Hessney
4. Meng Hanqing, The Moheluo Doll, translated by Jonathan Chaves
Part 3. Folly and Consequences
5. Qin Jianfu, The Eastern Hall Elder, translated by Robert E. Hegel and Wai-yee Li
6. Li Zhifu, The Tiger Head Plaque, translated by Yoram Szekely, C.T. Hsia, Wai-yee Li, and George Kao
Part 4. Female Agency
7. Guan Hanqing, Rescuing a Sister, translated by George Kao and Wai-yee Li
8. Shi Junbao, Qiu Hu Tries to Seduce His Wife, translated by John Coleman, James M. Hargett, Kuan-fook Lai, Gloria Shen, and Wang Ming
Part 5. Romantic Love
9. Bai Pu, On Horseback and Over the Garden Wall, translated by Jerome Cavanaugh and Wai-yee Li
10. Li Haogu, Scholar Zhang Boils the Sea, translated by Allen A. Zimmerman

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