In Text and Ritual in Early China, leading scholars of ancient Chinese history, literature, religion, and archaeology consider the presence and use of texts in religious and political ritual.
Traditionally, scholars of Chinese literature have viewed Wu Jingzi’s The Scholars (ca. 1750) as the first satiric novel of Chinese literature.
A masterpiece from the Ming dynasty, Wu Ching-tzu’s The Scholars ranks with Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West, and the Water Margin as one of the greatest classic novels of China.
This is the traditional Chinese edition of Jin Ping Mei (金瓶梅), the forbidden classical Chinese fiction by Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng, edited by YeShell.
The author takes a revisionist approach to the novel based on his view that it is a fundamentally pluralistic narrative.
The fullest translation of Jin Ping Mei available in English.
“If you know others and you know yourself, even in one hundred battles you will not find yourself at risk; if you do not know … Read more
This translation of a Chinese classic (14th Century) is the epic tale of a band of patriots in China during the latter part of Sung Dynasty and is considered by most to be one to the three or four greatest novels in Chinese literature.
“The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide…”
Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a classic historical novel of enormous influence, is considered to be one of the four great Chinese classic novels.