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Romance of the Three Kingdoms
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms

In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China.

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Three Kingdoms
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Three Kingdoms

Three Kingdoms tells the story of the fateful last reign of the Han dynasty (206 B.C.-A.D. 220) when the Chinese empire was divided into three warring kingdoms.

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Expedition Silk Road Journey to the West
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Expedition Silk Road Journey to the West

The legendary Silk Road existed long before the birth of Christ. It was not a single highway but a great web of trade routes. Until the 15th century the Silk Road was the largest trading network in the world, extending from China to the Mediterranean.

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Journey to the West
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Journey to the West

The fanciful adventures of a Tang Dynasty priest, Sanzang, and his three disciples, Monkey, Pig, and Friar Sand, as they search for a Buddhist Sutra.

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Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream
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Men and Women in Qing China: Gender in the Red Chamber Dream

Men & Women in Qing China is an analysis of Chinese prescriptions of gender as represented in Cao Xueqin’s famous eighteenth-century Chinese novel of manners, The Red Chamber Dream, or The Story of the Stone. Drawing on feminist literary critical methods, it examines Qing notions of masculinity and femininity, including themes such as bisexuality, motherhood, virginity and purity, and gender and power.

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Dream of the Red Chamber
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Dream of the Red Chamber

Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the four Chinese classics.

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The Dream of the Red Chamber: An Allegory of Love
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The Dream of the Red Chamber: An Allegory of Love

Although dreams have been studied in great depth about this most influential classic Chinese fiction, the study of all the dreams as a sequence and in relation to their structural functions in the allegory is undertaken for the first time in this book.

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Postmodernism and China
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Postmodernism and China

Few countries have been so transformed in recent decades as China. With a dynamically growing economy and a rapidly changing social structure, China challenges the West to understand the nature of its modernization.

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