The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume 1: The Gathering

The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume 1: The Gathering

David Tod Roy


during this first of a deliberate five-volume set, David Roy presents an entire and annotated translation of the recognized Chin P'ing Mei, an nameless sixteenth-century chinese language novel that makes a speciality of the family lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who keeps a harem of six other halves and concubines. This paintings, recognized essentially for its erotic realism, is additionally a landmark within the improvement of the narrative paintings form--not simply from a particularly chinese language point of view yet in a world-historical context.

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