Spirit and Self in Medieval China: The Shih-shuo hsin-yu and Its Legacy
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536pp. June 2001
Spirit and Self in Medieval China: The Shih-shuo hsin-yu and Its Legacy
Author: Qian, Nanxiu;
The Shih-shuo hsin-yu, conventionally translated as A New Account of Tales of the World, is one of the most significant works in the entire Chinese literary tradition. It established a genre (the Shih-shuo t'i) and inspired dozens of
"Qian’s analysis, which is written in clear and flowing prose, lays bare the methods by which the Shishuo xinyu . . . bring[s] its characters to life. Her discussions . . . also reveal a great deal about the views and sensibilities of China’s gentr
Author: Qian, Nanxiu;
Nanxiu Qian is assistant professor of Chinese literature at Rice University.
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