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238 Pages
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Format Hardback
Publication dateMay 22, 2015
ISBN-13 9780295994734
Language of textEnglish
Pages238
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Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight1.05 Pounds (US)
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Publication dateFebruary 14, 2017
ISBN-13 9780295741765
Language of textEnglish
Pages238
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The Drunken Man's Talk
Tales from Medieval China
Contributions by Luo Ye, Translated by Alister D. Inglis, Other Wilt L. Idema
This collection of short stories, anecdotes, and poems was likely compiled during the 13th century. Tales of romantic love—including courtship, marriage, and illicit affairs—unify the collection and make it an essential primary source for literary and social history, since official Chinese history sources did not usually discuss family conflict or sexual matters.

This volume, the first complete translation of The Drunken Man's Talk (Xinbian zuiweng tanlu) in any language, includes an introduction that explores the literary significance of the work as well as annotations explaining the symbolism and allusions found in the stories.

About the Authors

Alister D. Inglis is Freeman Associate Professor of Chinese languages and literature at Simmons College. He is the author of Hong Mai's Record of the Listener and Its Song Dynasty Context.

Endorsement

"These stories and anecdotes provide valuable information about marriage and sexuality in Song/Yuan society. The translator has done a remarkable job in rendering the text into readable English."—James M. Hargett, translator of Treatises of the Supervisor and Guardian of the Cinnamon Sea

"An important contribution to the field. There are very few translations of biji xiaoshuo [anecdotal fiction] from the Tang, Song, and Yuan periods.The Drunken Man's Talk stands out because it offers a complete translation of a single collection, which offers insights into the compiler's interests and agendas, in particular, his selection, presentation, and arrangement of stories."—Manling Luo, author of Literari Storytelling in Late Medieval China

Format Hardback
Publication dateMay 22, 2015
ISBN-13 9780295994734
Language of textEnglish
Pages238
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight1.05 Pounds (US)
List Prices$50.00 USD, £33.99 GBP
Publication dateFebruary 14, 2017
ISBN-13 9780295741765
Language of textEnglish
Pages238
Height9.00 Inches (US)
Width6.00 Inches (US)
Unit weight.7 Pounds (US)
List Price$30.00 USD
9780295994734 : the-drunken-mans-talk
Hardback
238 Pages
$50.00 USD
9780295741765 : the-drunken-mans-talk
Paperback / softback
238 Pages
$30.00 USD

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