Love and Women in Early Chinese Fiction
Chinese University Press, 2008 - Chinese fiction - 331 pages
This book focuses on how women and love are portrayed in chuanqi fiction, a genre of Chinese literature of the Tang dynasty. It argues that the emergence of "love" as a theme in Chinese literature is closely related to the historical background of the Tang dynasty.
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