Cao Xueqin





Cao Xueqin

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Nanjing, China
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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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Dream of the Red Chamber
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The Story of the Stone, Vol...
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The Debt of Tears (The Stor...
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A Dream of Red Mansions - V...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 1791 — 17 editions
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A Dream of Red Mansions - V...
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A Dream of Red Mansions - V...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1978 — 4 editions
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A Dream of Red Mansions: As...
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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 Story of the Stone, Vol. 1: The Golden Days

“Truth becomes fiction when the fiction's true;
Real becomes not-real where the unreal's real.”
Cao Xueqin, The Story of the Stone, Vol. 1: 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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