Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'Ing Mei The Gathering
Edition: 1997 (Abridged)
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Description: In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famousChin 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.
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List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/6/1997
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
David Tod Roy is Professor Emeritus of Chinese Literature at the University of Chicago, where he has studied the "Chin P'ing Mei" and taught it in his classes since 1967.