Falling in Love Stories from Ming China

ISBN-10: 0824829956
ISBN-13: 9780824829957
Edition: 2006
Authors: Patrick Hanan
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Description: Falling in love, with all its accompanying problems, was a subject of obsessive interest among writers and readers in the Ming Dynasty, when society held strictly to arranged marriages. The stories in this engaging collection all deal with this  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Falling in love, with all its accompanying problems, was a subject of obsessive interest among writers and readers in the Ming Dynasty, when society held strictly to arranged marriages. The stories in this engaging collection all deal with this theme in very different ways, sometimes comically, sometimes tragically. They portray young people choosing their own lovers, resorting to ingenious stratagems and risky escapades in defiance of contemporary mores. Chosen to represent the best works from the great age of the vernacular story, they offer an admirable introduction to the world of Chinese fiction in this era.All of the stories in

Introduction
Shengxian
The Oil Seller
Marriage Destinies Rearranged
The Rainbow Slippers
Wu Yan
The Reckless Scholar
The Lovers' Tombs
Two Sources
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