Chinese Short Stories: 22 Tales Spanning 2000 Years (Chinese - download pdf or read online

By William Dolby,Ieuan Dolby

This ebook comprises Twenty-two relatively diverse but traditionally and culturally themed translations of chinese language brief tales that span 2000 years of historic tradition to lifestyles within the final century. those impressive translations stretch from the home of Kou-chien, King of Yueh through Ssu-ma Ch’ien (147 BC-ca. ninety BC) to The Neighbours through Lao She (1899-1966).

Some of those stories have been initially translated and offered within the ebook titled 'A excellent girl by means of Mistake' through William Dolby yet now were extra to and accelerated upon during this present quantity; extra tales, larger depth.

China has a wealthy culture, during the a while, of fantastically plotted, hugely ingenious and bright world-quality brief tales. This anthology offers yet a couple of, from a hundred or so BC as much as sleek instances, together with a few stories which were seminal for other kinds of literature and leisure. listed here are the noble and the dastardly, paragons of friendship, a tiger of honour, a such a lot base bandit, a dragon king, tragedy born of a comic story, China’s most renowned poet, the main popular story of powerful vengeance, a courtesan of titanic integrity, a love-triangle of complicated intrigue, China’s such a lot celebrated romance, a fairy paradise, bleak cynicism, a drunkard in existence and dying, a touching and insightful final stopover at domestic by means of the doyen of 20th century chinese language literature, and an outline of the victory of light people over brutal ones through China’s top novelist of contemporary times.

These stories, translated and brought via the well known sinologist and translator William Dolby, are designed to be learn for amusement, both aloud or to oneself; they serve to be loved through all, and to provide perception into the pleasant amusement that story-telling and delusion has in chinese language tradition, then and now.

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