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Text and Ritual in Early China
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Text and Ritual in Early China

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.

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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World
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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World

Traditionally, scholars of Chinese literature have viewed Wu Jingzi’s The Scholars (ca. 1750) as the first satiric novel of Chinese literature.

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The Scholars
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The Scholars

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.

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Jin Ping Mei (CQ size, Traditional Chinese Edition)
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Jin Ping Mei (CQ size, Traditional Chinese Edition)

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.

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The Jin Ping Mei and the Non-linear Dimensions of the Traditional Chinese Novel
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The Jin Ping Mei and the Non-linear Dimensions of the Traditional Chinese Novel

The author takes a revisionist approach to the novel based on his view that it is a fundamentally pluralistic narrative.

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Jin Ping Mei (the Golden Lotus)
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Jin Ping Mei (the Golden Lotus)

The fullest translation of Jin Ping Mei available in English.

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All Men are Brothers
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All Men are Brothers

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.

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms (with footnotes and maps)
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms (with footnotes and maps)

“The world under heaven, after a long period of division, tends to unite; after a long period of union, tends to divide…”

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Guan-Yu the Hero
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Guan-Yu the Hero

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, a classic historical novel of enormous influence, is considered to be one of the four great Chinese classic novels.

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