Publisher description for Dream of the red chamber / Tsao Hsueh-chin ; translated and adapted from the Chinese by Chi-Chen Wang ; with a preface by Mark Van Doren.


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Counter For more than a century and a half, Dream of the Red Chamber has been recognized in China as the greatest of its novels, a Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet love story and a portrait of one of the world's great civilizations. Chi-chen Wang's translation is skillful, accurate and fascinating.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Cao, Xueqin, ca, 1717-1763 Fiction, Jia, Baoyu (Fictitious character) Fiction, China History Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 Fiction