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Falling in Love: Stories from Ming China
Falling in love, with all its accompanying problems, was a subject of obsessive interest among writers and readers in the Ming Dynasty, when society held strictly to arranged marriages. The stories in this engaging collection all deal with this theme in very different ways, sometimes comically, sometimes tragically. They portray young people choosing their own lovers, reso ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by University of Hawaii Press
(first published 2006)
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If you thought China was ever stiff and sexually repressed, yes, it was -- but it's also rife with ribald tales of involving maids peeing in the garden, scholars making off with innocent maidens, and Brokeback Mountain style loving. A delight to read.