Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - The Classic Chinese Novel by C. T. Hsia

C. T. Hsia (Chih-tsing Hsia) studies in depth six landmarks of Chinese fiction: The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, The Water Margin, Journey to the West, Chin P'ing Mei, The Scholars, and Dream of the Red Chamber. While he provides pertinent historical and bibliographical information for the proper appreciation of each novel, his focus is mainly critical as he examines in detail its structure and style, and analyzes its major character and episodes in relation to its moral or philosophic themes. Many Western classics are cited for relevant comparison, and generous excerpts from each novel, most of them newly translated, permit the reader to sample the flavor of the original. Hailed as a classic upon its publication in 1968, The Classic Chinese Novel has remained the best single-volume critical introduction to the subject for the serious student as well as the cultivated reader.

Buy The Classic Chinese Novel by C. T. Hsia from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9789629966577
ISBN-10: 9629966573
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: The Chinese University Press
Publisher: The Chinese University Press
Publish Date: 30-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: Hong Kong

Book Reviews - The Classic Chinese Novel by C. T. Hsia

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Classic Chinese Novel book by C. T. Hsia and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - C. T. Hsia

C. T. Hsia (1921-2013) set a milestone in the study of Chinese literature. His classic works include A History of Modern Chinese Fiction and The Classic Chinese Novel. He retired from Columbia University, USA in 1991 and was Professor Emeritus of Chinese since then. He was awarded the title of academician at Academia Sinica in 2006.