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Chinese literature extends thousands of years, from the earliest recorded dynastic court archives to the mature fictional novels that arose during the Ming Dynasty to entertain the masses of literate Chinese. The introduction of widespread woodblock printing during the Tang Dynasty (618–907) and the invention of movable type printing by Bi Sheng (990–1051) during the Song Dynasty (960–1279) rapidly spread written knowledge throughout China. In more modern times, the author Lu Xun (1881–1936) is considered the founder of baihua literature in China.
“ Je sais juste planter des arbres, l'administration n'est pas mon affaire. ”
“ The library was a great sprawling complex with rolls and rolls of paper tucked into many shelves. Between the reading rooms were courtyards with living fountains and singing birds and butterflies that would transform into handsome young women to guide or entertain anyone who stayed there any length of time. I saw one among the stacks, explaining an older style of calligraphy to the newly appointed Heavenly Marine Official of the South China Sea. In another wing, a librarian stepped from her chry ...more ”
We read and discuss fiction that raises social consciousness with regards to race/ethnicity. We …more
[close] We read and discuss fiction that raises social consciousness with regards to race/ethnicity. We also use non-fiction works as a supplement to expand our understanding of the topics touched on in the novel we're discussing. You don't have to be "woke" to join the group, but all members should be willing to read and respectfully discuss the (sometimes touchy) topics at hand with the aim of greater understanding.
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Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical Fiction is an online literary journal dedicated to wuxia an…more
[close] Kunlun Journal of Chinese Historical Fiction is an online literary journal dedicated to wuxia and Chinese historical fiction (and historical fiction of other east and south-east asian nations). This is Kunlun's bookshelf, a repository of wuxia and historical fiction novels and related-nonfiction works.
27 members, last active 4 years ago
The book club for members of the FCC China playgroup of North Georgia.
[close] The book club for members of the FCC China playgroup of North Georgia.
4 members, last active 9 years ago
Questions and answers about The Battle of Chibi, a translation and selection from The Romance of…more
[close] Questions and answers about The Battle of Chibi, a translation and selection from The Romance of the Three Kingdoms ... a classic about 3C China, published in 15C China and very influential in East Asia.
3 members, last active 9 years ago