The Peony Pavilion (Mudan Ting)

Xianzu, Tang; Birch, Cyril (translation)

Published by Indiana University Press, 1980
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343 pages, 8vo. Out of Print. Translated by Cyril Birch. Shelfwear to DJ: light scuffing along edges and covers, heavy spine fade. DJ in mylar. Previous owner's bookstamp on front endpaper, pencil notation on rear endpaper and inside back cover. Tightly bound. Volume is in Very Good-minus condition. Bookseller Inventory #

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The celebrated English translation of this classic work of Chinese literature is now available in an updated paperback edition. Written in 1598 by Tang Xianzu, The Peony Pavilion is one of literature's most memorable love stories and a masterpiece of Ming drama. Cyril Birch has captured all the elegance, lyricism, and subtle, earthy humor of this panoramic tale of romance and Chinese society. When Indiana University Press first published the text in 1981, it seemed doubtful that the work would ever be performed in its entirety again, but several spectacular and controversial productions have toured the world in recent years. For this second edition, which contains a fully revised text of the translation, Cyril Birch and Catherine Swatek reflect on contemporary performances of the play in light of its history.

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Cyril Birch is Agassiz Professor Emeritus of Chinese and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley. His books include thetwo-volume Anthology of Chinese Literature, Stories from a Ming Collection, Scenes for Mandarins, Mistress and Maid, and Tales from China.

Catherine Swatek is Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, and author of Peony Pavilion Onstage: Four Centuries in the Career of a Chinese Drama.

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Title: The Peony Pavilion (Mudan Ting)
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1980
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good

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