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Ways of Reading the Story of the Stone

Ren, Luman


This thesis consists of a series of "how to read" essays (du fa), a genre favoured by traditional readers and commentators of Chinese fiction. Chapter One situates The Story of the Stone in the "The Cultural World of the Bannerman". By focusing on the lives and writings of Cao Xueqin's Bannerman friends, I hope to unveil the cultivated and poetic world which gave birth to Cao Xueqin's magnum opus. The ensuing chapters go beyond the immediate cultural and historical landscape of the mid-Qing and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2021
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/9T1B-6E54
Embargoed until: 2024-06-01


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