qA vertitable feast of concise, useful, reliable, and up-to-dateinformation (all prepared by top scholars in the field), Nienhauser's now two-volumetitle stands alone as THE standard reference work for the study of traditionalChinese literature. Nothing like it has ever been published.q --Choice The second volume to The Indiana Companion to TraditionalChinese Literature is both a supplement and an update to the original volume. VolumeII includes over 60 new entries on famous writers, works, and genres of traditionalChinese literature, followed by an extensive bibliographic update (1985-1997) ofeditions, translations, and studies (primarily in English, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German) for the 500+ entries of Volume I.... source: first is the constituent of role-types, which figure so prominently in the development of Chinese theater (see Drama essay and chiao-se). The role types of Sung-dynasty tsa-chii provided the basic form from which all other role types developed. ... It consisted of four (rarely, five) acts with the option of a moveable demi-act, called a aquot;wedge, aquot; and in some earlier examples, an epilogue (san-cha#39; ang).
|Title||:||The Indiana Companion to Traditional Chinese Literature|
|Author||:||William H. Nienhauser|
|Publisher||:||Indiana University Press - 1986|