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This number of brief tales, anecdotes, and poems was once most probably compiled in the course of the thirteenth century. stories of romantic love―including courtship, marriage, and illicit affairs―unify the gathering and make it a vital fundamental resource for literary and social heritage, on account that respectable chinese language historical past resources didn't frequently speak about relations clash or sexual matters.

This quantity, the 1st entire translation of The Drunken Man's Talk (Xinbian zuiweng tanlu) in any language, contains an creation that explores the literary value of the paintings in addition to annotations explaining the symbolism and allusions present in the tales.

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