This twelfth-century masterpiece suffered virtual oblivion from the late fourteenth century until 1912, when it was rediscovered by the great sinologist Wang Kuo-wei who helped restore it to its preeminent position in Chinese literature. Comprising 184 prose passages and 5,263 lines of verse to be narrated and sung by a performing singer-storyteller, it is an elaboration of the T'ang dynasty love story, The Story of Ying-ying, by Yuan Chen (779-831).
Complete and accurate, lively and colorful. This is a vital text for understanding the evolution of the prosimetric form in China since the Sung period.
Series: Tung Hsi-Hsiang Chu-Kung-Tiao : A Chinese Chantefable
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 238
Published: 1st December 1994
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.35 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.36