Great Chinese Stories is a new series featuring China s most popular folk stories known and beloved for generations, presented here (some for the first time) in novelization form in order to make them more accessible to general readers and to open up the world of Chinese literature to a new audience. Many of these works originated as stage dramas and as precursors to Chinese opera. These unique adaptations, expertly rendered by Zhang Xuejing and Liu Yousheng, capture the essence of the original Chinese dramatic flair, plot, characterization, subtle cultural nuances, and clever allegories, while making the books an exciting read for those who may be new to Chinese Literature. These works, whether in the form of a love story or tragedy, often carry profound social commentary and moral lessons, which is one of the reasons they have stood the test of time.
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Mao Zedong was born in Hunan Province in 1893, son of an impoverished peasant. In October 1949, he founded the People's Republic of China, which he led until his death in 1976. Willis Barnstone is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, the author of many books, and a noted translator.
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Book Description China Books, 2015. Leather Bound. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M083510284X