Description - The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume One by David Tod Roy
In the first volume of a five-volume set, the author provides a complete and annotated translation of the "Chin P'ing Mei", an anonymous 16th-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 also in a world-historical context.
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(254mm x 203mm x mm)
Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Author Biography - David Tod Roy
David Tod Roy (1933-2016) was professor emeritus of Chinese literature at the University of Chicago. His monumental five-volume translation of the Chin P'ing Mei was completed in 2013.