Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction
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328pp. September 2001
Out of the Margins: The Rise of Chinese Vernacular Fiction
Author: Ge, Liangyan;
The novel Water Margin (Shuihu zhuan), China's earliest full-length narrative in vernacular prose, first appeared in print in the sixteenth century. The tale of one hundred and eight bandit heroes evolved from a long oral tradition; in its novelize
"Solid scholarship ... It should compel scholars to revisit many important issues in the history of Chinese vernacular fiction." --Journal of Asian Studies, May 2002

"Excellent and insightful" --Asian Folklore Studies LXIII (2004)

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Author: Ge, Liangyan;
Liangyan Ge is assistant professor of Chinese at the University of Notre Dame.
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