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The celebrated English translation of this classic work of Chinese literature is now available in an updated paperback edition. Written in 1598 by Tang Xianzu, The Peony Pavilion is one of literature's most memorable love stories and a masterpiece of Ming drama. Cyril Birch has captured all the elegance, lyricism, and subtle, earthy humor of this panoramic tale of romance and Chinese society. When Indiana University Press first published the text in 1981, it seemed doubtful that the work would ever be performed in its entirety again, but several spectacular and controversial productions have toured the world in recent years. For this second edition, which contains a fully revised text of the translation, Cyril Birch and Catherine Swatek reflect on contemporary performances of the play in light of its history.

About the Author

Cyril Birch is Professor Emeritus of East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley. His other publications include the two-volume Anthology of Chinese Literature, Chinese Narrative, Scenes for Mandarins, Mistress and Maid, and Tales from China.

Catherine Swatek is Associate Professor of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, and author of Peony Pavilion Onstage: Four Centuries in the Career of a Chinese Drama (forthcoming).

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Preliminary Table of Contents: [to come]

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253215277
Preface:
Birch, Cyril
Translator:
Birch, Cyril
Translator:
Birch, Cyril
Preface by:
Birch, Cyril
Preface:
Birch, Cyril
Author:
g, Xianzu
Author:
Xianzu, Tang
Author:
Birch, Cyril
Author:
Swatek, Catherine Crutchfield
Author:
Tang, Xianzu
Author:
Tan
Author:
Swatek, Catherine
Author:
Birch, Cyril
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Tang, Xianzu
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Asian Studies; China; Classics; History; Literature; Literature and Literary Studies; Theatre and Drama
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2nd ed.
Series Volume:
107-300
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw photos
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6 x 0.9 in

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