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Chinese Classics Bundle #1

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CHINESE CLASSICS BUNDLE #1

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THE WATER MARGIN
by Shi Naian
published by Tuttle Publishing

The Water Margin is one of the 'Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature'. Based upon the historical bandit Song Jiang and his companions, this Chinese equivalent of the English Classic Robin Hood and His Merry Men is an epic tale of rebellion against tyranny and has been thrilling and inspiring readers for hundreds of years. 

This edition of the classic J. H. Jackson translation features a new preface and introduction by Edwin Lowe, which gives the history of the book and puts the story into perspective for modern readers. While Chinese in origin, the themes of The Water Margin are universal enough that it has served as a source of inspiration for numerous movies, television shows and video games up to the present day. 

- paperback: 848 pages
- product dimensions: 130 x 204 mm 
- ISBN: 9780804840958 

 

THE DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER
by Cao XueQin
translated by H. Bencraft Joly
published by Tuttle Publishing

The Dream of the Red Chamber is one of the "Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese Literature." It is renowned for its huge scope, large cast of characters and telling observations on the life and social structures of 18th century China and is considered by many to be the pinnacle of the classical Chinese novel.

The "Red Chamber" is an expression used to describe the sheltered area where the daughters of wealthy Chinese families lived. Believed to be based on the author's own life and intended as a memorial to the women that he knew in his youth, The Dream of the Red Chamber is a multilayered story that offers up key insights into Chinese culture.

- paperback: 992 pages 
- product dimensions: 130 x 204 mm
- ISBN: 9780804840965 

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