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Master Tung's Western Chamber Romance/Tung Hsi-Hsiang Chu-Kung-Tiao: A Chinese Chantefable

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This twelfth century masterpiece suffered virtual oblivion from the late fourteenth century until 1912, when it was rediscovered by the great sinologist Wang Kuo-wei who helped restore it to its preeminent position in Chinese literature. Comprising 184 prose passages and 5,263 lines of verse to be narrated and sung by a performing singer-storyteller, it is an elaboration ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published December 1st 1994 by Columbia University Press
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It was interesting to read the introduction and think about the creation and performance of this 12th century chantefable, but the story was tired and the ending anticlimactic.
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