The Romance of the Western Chamber (Hsi Hsiang Chi) : A Chinese Play Written in the Thirteenth Century book cover
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The Romance of the Western Chamber (Hsi Hsiang Chi)
A Chinese Play Written in the Thirteenth Century



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ISBN 9781032245379
May 18, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
310 Pages

 
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This play, first published in 1935, is a classic love story first written in the thirteenth century, and came to be seen in China as the play. It was banned by the authorities, yet ran into thousands of editions and no classical scholar would fail to recite these very passages because of the beauty of the language. It contains much useful information about life in China at the time, as well as the relationship between cultural traditions.

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S.I. Hsiung