In this major undertaking David Keenan translates and contextualizes over 100 tales from the Notes from the Hut for Examining the Subtle, a collection of 1,200 tales and observations by Chi Yun, one of eighteenth century China's leading intellectuals. By illuminating neglected aspects of the interaction between popular and elite cultures in late imperial China, this study portrays the rich connection between life and letters on the eve of the Western impact.
Table of Contents
I. Tales about Chi Yiin's Household II. Tales from Members of Chi Yiin's Household, III Tales about Chi Yun's Colleagues IV Tales about Chi Yun's Colleagues V Tales about Chi Yun's Neighbors
Chi Yun, David Keenan