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Ming chantefable and the early Chinese novel : a study of the chenghua period cihua

McLaren, Anne E


The discovery of eleven chantefable (cihua) texts in a tomb outside Shanghai in 1967 is of considerable significance to the study of early vernacular fiction in China. These cihua (or stories in song and prose) are unique examples of a genre which has disappeared, although examples of the later more literary, "imitation" cihua, such as The Golden Lotus Cihua, are familiar to students in the field.

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Date published: 1981
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7239ee6ca94


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