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Scenes for Mandarins : The Elite Theater of the Ming - Cyril Birch

Scenes for Mandarins

The Elite Theater of the Ming

Paperback Published: 1st April 1999
ISBN: 9780231102636
Number Of Pages: 262
For Ages: 22+ years old

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-- "Asian Thought and Society"

This book will be a godsend . . . an imaginative excursion into the world of the drama together with a generous sampling of translated scenes.

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Acknowledgments
Introduction: To the Reader as Fellow Mandarinp. 1
The White Rabbit and the Neglected Wife: The White Rabbit Playsp. 21
Xi Shi as Innocence: Liang Chenyu's The Girl Washing Silkp. 63
Xi Shi as Experience: Shan Ben's The Plantain Kerchiefp. 107
The Plight of the Amorous Ghost: Tang Xianzu's The Peony Pavilionp. 141
A Quiz For Love: Wu Bing's The Green Peonyp. 183
Bigamy Unabashed: Ruan Dacheng's The Swallow Letterp. 219
Notesp. 249
Suggested Readingsp. 255
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ISBN: 9780231102636
ISBN-10: 0231102631
Series: Translations from the Asian Classics
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 1st April 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.63 x 15.22  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.37