Cao Xueqin





Cao Xueqin


Born
Nanjing, China

Cao Xueqin (Chinese: 曹雪芹; pinyin: Cáo Xuěqín; Wade–Giles: Ts'ao Hsueh-ch'in, 1715 or 1724 — 1763 or 1764) was a Qing Dynasty Chinese writer, best known as the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. His given name was Cao Zhan (曹霑) and his courtesy name is Mengruan (夢阮; 梦阮; literally "Dream about Ruan" or "Dream of Ruan")[...]

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The Dream of the Red Chamber

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The Golden Days (The Story ...

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The Crab-Flower Club (The S...

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The Warning Voice (The Stor...

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The Debt of Tears (The Stor...

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The Dreamer Wakes (The Stor...

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A Dream of Red Mansions - V...

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The Dream of the Red Chamber

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A Dream of Red Mansions - V...

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HONG LOU MENG (Dream of the...

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“The cunning waste their pains;
The wise men vex their brains;
But the simpleton, who seeks no gains,
With belly full, he wanders free
As drifting boat upon the sea.”
Cao Xueqin, The Golden Days

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true;
Real becomes not-real where the unreal's real.”
Cao Xueqin, The Golden Days

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true. Real becomes Not-Real when the Unreal's Real.”
Cao Xueqin

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