The Plum In The Golden Vase, Or, Chin P_ing Mei: The Gathering
by Xiaoxiaosheng /
1993 / English / PDF
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In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a landmark in the development of the narrative art form not only from a specifically Chinese perspective but in a world-historical context.