This magnificent collection of eleven early [1250--1450] Chinese plays will give readers a vivid sense of life and a clear understanding of dramatic literature during an extraordinarily eventful period in Chinese history. Not only are the eleven plays in this volume expertly translated into lively, idiomatic English; they are each provided with illuminating, scholarly introductions that are yet fully intelligible to the educated lay reader. A marvelous volume.--Victor Mair, University of Pennsylvania
About the Author
Stephen H. West is Foundation Professor of Chinese, Arizona State University. Wilt L. Idema is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University.
- Contributor: Stephen H. West
- Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- ISBN13: 9781603842013
- Number of Pages: 512
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
- Release Date: 2010-03-01
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Stephen H. West is Foundation Professor of Chinese, Arizona State University. Wilt L. Idema is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University.