Dream of the Red Chamber

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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