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The story of the western wing

Author: Shifu Wang; Stephen H West; W L Idema
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"China's most important love comedy, Wang Shifu's Xixiangji, or The Story of the Western Wing, is a rollicking play that chronicles the adventures of the star-crossed lovers Oriole and Student Zhang. Since its appearance in the thirteenth century, it has enjoyed unparalleled popularity. The play has given rise to innumerable sequels, parodies, and rewritings it has influenced countless later plays, short stories,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Named Person: Shifu Wang
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Shifu Wang; Stephen H West; W L Idema
ISBN: 0520201841 9780520201842
OCLC Number: 31604556
Language Note: Translation of: Hsi hsiang chi.
Description: xiv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. The staus of Wang Shifu's Story of western wing in Chinese literature --
Author and authorship --
The pedigree of the materials --
Exceptions to the rules --
An introduction to the world of The western wing. 2. Translation. Book the first: an introduction to the story of oriole Cui and student Zhang; The story of the western wing --
Book the second: [untitled] to the tune "Basheng Ganzhou"; The story of the western wing. Appendices. A pair of battling quacks; A noontime dream in the garden grove.
Other Titles: Xi xiang ji.
Responsibility: Wang Shifu ; edited and translated with an introduction by Stephen H. West and Wilt L. Idema.
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A play that chronicles the adventures of the star-crossed lovers Oriole and Student Zhang. It is suitable for students of Chinese cultural and literary traditions.  Read more...

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