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Meng Jiangn Brings Down the Great Wall: Ten Versions of a Chinese Legend (China Program Book)

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Meng Jiangn Brings Down the Great Wall brings together ten versions of a popular Chinese legend that has intrigued readers and listeners for hundreds of years. Elements of the story date back to the early centuries B.C.E. and are an intrinsic part of Chinese literary history, major themes and subtle nuances of which are illuminated here by Wilt L. Idema's new translations and pairings. The tale concerns a young woman whose husband is killed while working as a laborer on the construction of the Great Wall, and whose tears of grief cause the wall's collapse. Wilt L. Idema is professor of East Asian languages and civilizations at Harvard University.

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ISBN:
9780295987842
Author:
Idema, Wilt L. (int)
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Translator:
Idema, Wilt
Other:
Idema, Wilt L.
Essay by:
Lee, Haiyan
Essay:
Lee, Haiyan
Author:
Idema, Wilt
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
China
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends -- China.
Subject:
Mengjiangn'u (Legendary character)
Subject:
Mythology-Folklore and Storytelling
Copyright:
Series:
China Program Book
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
8.92x6.09x.75 in. .89 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Meng Jiangn Brings Down the Great Wall brings together ten versions of a popular Chinese legend that has intrigued readers and listeners for hundreds of years. Elements of the story date back to the early centuries B.C.E. and are an intrinsic part of Chinese literary history, major themes and subtle nuances of which are illuminated here by Wilt L. Idema's new translations and pairings. The tale concerns a young woman whose husband is killed while working as a laborer on the construction of the Great Wall, and whose tears of grief cause the wall's collapse. Wilt L. Idema is professor of East Asian languages and civilizations at Harvard University.
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