Chinese Narrative

Chinese Narrative

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Although Chinese narrative, and especially the genres of colloquial fiction, have been subjected to intensive scholarly scrutiny, no comprehensive volume has provided a framework that would permit an overall view of the tradition. The distinguished contributors to this volume have taken an important first step in making possible the consideration of Chinese narrative at the level of comparative and general literary scholarship. Originally published in 1977. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.This essay, however, will not be concerned with the long period of a€œgestationa€ that must have preceded their appearance, but will present only some preliminary reflections on the organizational patterns of these narratives. No attempt is made anbsp;...

Title:Chinese Narrative
Author:Andrew H. Plaks
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2014-07-14


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