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    DescriptionFalling in love, with all its accompanying problems, was a subject of obsessive interest among writers and readers in the Ming Dynasty, when society held strictly to arranged marriages. The stories in this engaging collection all deal with this theme in very different ways, sometimes comically, sometimes tragically. They portray young people choosing their own lovers, resorting to ingenious stratagems and risky escapades in defiance of contemporary mores. Chosen to represent the best works from the great age of the vernacular story, they offer an admirable introduction to the world of Chinese fiction in this era. All of the stories in "Falling in Love" have been translated especially for this volume, and most appear here in translation for the first time. They are taken from two works, "Constant Words to Awaken the World" (Xing shi heng yan) and a related collection, "The Rocks Nod Their Heads" (Shi dian tou), both published in the early seventeenth century.


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    Title
    Falling in Love
    Subtitle
    Stories from Ming China
    Authors and contributors
    Translated by Patrick Hanan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780824829957
    ISBN 10: 0824829956
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
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    BIC subject category V2: FC
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT008010
    DC22: 895.1/3460803543
    LC classification: PL2658.E8 F38 2006
    LC subject heading:
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    Publisher
    University of Hawai'i Press
    Imprint name
    University of Hawai'i Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Honolulu, HI
    Author Information
    Patrick Hanan is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Chinese Literature, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He is the author of The Chinese Vernacular Story, a history of the genre, and the translator of many works of Chinese traditional fiction, including The Carnal Prayer Mat and The Sea of Regret.