The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution (2020)

The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng David Tod Roy The Plum in the Golden Vase or Chin P ing Mei Volume Five The Dissolution This is the fifth and final volume in David Roy s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature The Plum in the Golden Vase or Chin P ing Mei is an anony
  • Title: The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution
  • Author: Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng David Tod Roy
  • ISBN: 9780691157719
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Hardcover
The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng David Tod Roy This is the fifth and final volume in David Roy s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth century work 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 wiThis is the fifth and final volume in David Roy s celebrated translation of one of the most famous and important novels in Chinese literature The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P ing Mei is an anonymous sixteenth century work 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 The novel, 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.This complete and annotated translation aims to faithfully represent and elucidate all the rhetorical features of the original in its most authentic form and thereby enable the Western reader to appreciate this Chinese masterpiece at its true worth.
The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei: Volume Five: The Dissolution Lanling Xiaoxiao Sheng David Tod Roy

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  1. Hadrian

    David Tod Roy s translation of the into English is the culmination of some two decades of work, with the fruit of his efforts being the first truly complete English edition of the work He has relied on the first printed edition from 1601 compared to manuscript copies dating from the 1580s One previous version, the 1938 Egerton Lao She collaboration, left the obscene passages in Latin, and still another, the 1947 Bernard Miall, was a translation from a translation into German by a Fritz Kuhn Thi [...]

  2. Laszlo Hopp

    This is a review of all 5 volumes of the Plum in the Golden VaseAt one time this Ming Dynasty story was one of the four most revered books of classic Chinese literature Then, some 200 years later, the Dreams of the Red Mansion came along and joined the Romance of the Three Kingdom, Journey to the West, and Outlaws of the Marsh as the last one of the four pillars of classic Chinese literature There is a reason however that the Plum in the Golden Vase kept its eminent position in Chinese literatur [...]

  3. Christopher

    Most of my comments are in my review of volume 1, but I ll list the scenes I specifically enjoyed in this volume inside spoiler tags even though I think I ve been careful not to give too much away view spoiler The Temple of the Goddess of Iridescent Clouds and the outlaws stronghold ch 84 A violent end ch 87 Visiting the Temple of Eternal Felicity during the Ch ing Ming festival to pay respects to the dead ch 89 The hilariously self deprecating speech of the martial arts instructor ch 90 The dil [...]

  4. Book Nerd

    It took me forever to finish all five volumes but I m glad I did These old Chinese books seem so meandering at times but they always come to a very satisfying conclusion.It s also interesting that this book crosses over with Outlaws of the Marsh It even basically lifts a chapter.

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