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Stories Old and New is the first complete translation of Feng Menglong's Gujin xiaoshuo (also known as Yushi mingyan, Illustrious Words to Instruct the World), a collection of 40 short stories first published in 1620 in China. This is considered the best of Feng's three such collections and was a pivotal work in the development of vernacular fiction. The stories are valuab ...more
Paperback, 825 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by University of Washington Press (first published March 1620)
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Mel
A full translation of Feng Menglong's San Yan is totally unbelievable. This is the first volume of 40 stories and 794 pages long. I started reading it back in November but had to stop reading it when I hurt my wrist as it was too big and heavy to hold. I finished up the remaining stories this week. I totally loved this book. The stories are brilliant and Feng's comments are amusing and enjoyable. A lot of the stories are quite long, around 40 pages or so and you get a real sense of the character ...more
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Feb 28, 2013 Helmut rated it it was amazing
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Klare Worte, um die Welt zu erhellen

Der Freund, der viele Lebensjahre für seinen gefangenen Freund hingibt; die Zusammenführung einer Ehe über vier Ecken und viele Verwirrungen; der Weg eines Taoisten hin zur Unsterblichkeit entgegen den Machenschaften vieler dämonischer Feinde: Dies sind einige der Themen der Geschichten, die Feng Menglong in der Ming-Dynastie zusammengetragen, bearbeitet und veröffentlicht hat. Der mündliche Ursprung vieler der Geschichten wird nicht verborgen: Der Erzähler is
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Feng Menglong (simplified Chinese: 冯梦龙; traditional Chinese: 馮夢龍; pinyin: Féng Mènglóng, 1574–1645) was a Chinese vernacular writer and poet of the late Ming Dynasty. He was born in Changzhou, now Suzhou, in Jiangsu Province. Most of his literary work was in editing and compiling histories, almanacs and novels ...

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