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The Peach Blossom Fan by K'ung Shang-jen

The Peach Blossom Fan

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The Peach Blossom Fan by K'ung Shang-jen
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Jul 21, 2015 | ISBN 9781590178768

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The Peach Blossom Fan is replete with romance, conflicts between loyalty and treachery, a healthy measure of bawdy humor, punning, elegant poetry, moral issues, and popular philosophical currents….This is a lively, readable, and faithful translation of a major work of Chinese literature.” —Howard Goldblatt
 
“Many popular Chinese plays fail to qualify as literature, being no more than plain scripts for brilliant actors to display their virtuosity. The Peach Blossom Fan appears to be a luminous exception, for it is a highly poetic chronicle play composed by a distinguished scholar, K’ung Shang-jen, who was born soon after the events he portrayed. As a vivid evocation of the downfall of the Ming dynasty, it deserves to be better known to students of Chinese literature and history.” —Harold Acton

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