The Courtesan's Jewel Box: Chinese Stories of the 10Th-17th Centuries

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9780835108775: The Courtesan's Jewel Box: Chinese Stories of the 10Th-17th Centuries

This is a selection of popular Chinese stories from the 10th to 17th centuries. These stories were written in the spoken language that developed as a literary medium after the emergence of an urban commercial economy in the Song Dynasty (A.D. 960-1279). Originally the manuscripts of ordinary street story-tellers, this genre of fiction –deriving its material from the life and times of the period, with vivid writing and intricate plots, descriptions that are natural and vivacious– has now attained a lofty place as literature.

The twenty stories in this book were selected from over two hundred in several collections published at the beginning of the 17th century.

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Xianyi, Yang
Published by China Books & Periodicals (1981)
ISBN 10: 0835108775 ISBN 13: 9780835108775
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description China Books & Periodicals, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110835108775

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