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Wandering between two worlds : the formative years of Cao Xueqin, 1715-1745

Author: Ronald R Gray
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2014]
Series: Asian thought and culture, v. 68.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wandering Between Two Worlds: The Formative Years of Cao Xueqin 1715-1745 is a biographical account of the first 30 years of the life of the eighteenth-century Chinese novelist who wrote Honglou meng  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Xueqin Cao; Xueqin Cao; Cao, Xueqin; Xueqin Cao
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald R Gray
ISBN: 9781433115035 1433115034
OCLC Number: 877851080
Description: xx, 243 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the problem of the biographer --
Thanks to imperial favor --
--
The Kangxi emperor's man on the ground: Cao Yin and Neiwufu --
Dressed in silks and delicately nurtured --
The embroidered jackets raid --
Buildings rich and elegant, people lively and numerous --
Career worms --
Reading and rereadings --
Artists of true feelings --
The right wing imperial clan school and the Dun brothers --
Participating in the social world: poetry, painting, music, and gardens --
The question of motivation --
No need for some self-important being to commend or publish it.
Series Title: Asian thought and culture, v. 68.
Responsibility: Ronald R. Gray.

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