Between noble and humble : Cao Xueqin and The dream of the red chamber

Zhou Ruchang ; edited by Ronald R. Gray and Mark S. Ferrara ; translated by Liangmei Bao and Kyongsook Park

Between Noble and Humble: Cao Xueqin and the Dream of the Red Chamber (, literally New Biography of Cao Xueqin) is a translation of a scholarly work by the famous mainland Chinese critic Zhou Ruchang. Written for the Western reader, it historicizes the life and times of the Chinese novelist Cao Xueqin (c. 1715-1763) and comprehensively introduces the origins of the novel Dream of the Red Chamber (Honglou meng). This translation is unique because it offers the first book-length biography of Cao Xueqin in English. Zhou carefully historicizes the decline of the once illustrious Cao clan, and he demonstrates how Cao Xueqin's own childhood experiences in a wealthy bondservant family during the Qing dynasty profoundly informed the encyclopedic narrative that he would later write. In Between Noble and Humble, Zhou also offers intriguing and controversial theories about Honglou meng based on decades of careful research, for instance, that the famous commentator Red Inkstone was in fact a female relative of Cao Xueqin.

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書名 Between noble and humble : Cao Xueqin and The dream of the red chamber
著作者等 周 汝昌
Bao Liangmei
Ferrara Mark S.
Park Kyongsook
Zhou Ruchang
Gray Ronald R.
書名別名 Cao Xueqin yu Hong lou meng

シリーズ名 Asian thought and culture
出版元 Peter Lang
刊行年月 c2009
ページ数 xx, 238 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9781433104077
NCID BB00536817
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言語 英語
原文言語 中国語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国