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The Scholars - Wu Ching-Tzu

The Scholars

By: Wu Ching-Tzu, Cheng Shih-Fa (Illustrator), C. T. Hsia (Foreword by), Yang Hsien-Yi (Translator), Gladys Yang (Translator)

Paperback Published: 26th December 1992
ISBN: 9780231081535
Number Of Pages: 692
For Ages: 22+ years old

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A masterpiece from the Ming dynasty, Wu Ching-tzu's "The Scholars" ranks with "Dream of the Red Chamber, Journey to the West," and the "Water Margin" as one of the greatest classic novels of China. "The Scholars" is the first Chinese novel of its scope not to borrow any characters from history or legend and it is the first work of satiric realism to achieve an almost complete disassociation from the religious beliefs of the people. Departing from the impersonal tradition of Chinese fiction, Wu abandons such established narrative formulas as folk songs and poetic verse in favor of autobiographical experiences, descriptive realism, and characters modeled after his friends and relatives -- elements that combine to give this critique of the Confucian civil service system an unprecedented immediacy and humor.

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"Truly a work worth teaching in courses on the later imperial period of China." -- Ihor Pidhainy, Education About ASIA

ISBN: 9780231081535
ISBN-10: 0231081537
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 692
Published: 26th December 1992
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.84

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