The Story of Stone: Intertextuality, Ancient Chinese Stone Lore, and the Stone Symbolism In"dream of the Red Chamber", "Water Margin", and "The Journey to the West"

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In this pathbreaking study of three of the most familiar texts in the Chinese tradition--all concerning stones endowed with magical properties--Jing Wang develops a monumental reconstruction of ancient Chinese stone lore. Wang's thorough and systematic comparison of these classic works illuminates the various tellings of the stone story and provides new insight into major topics in traditional Chinese literature. Bringing together Chinese myth, religion, folklore, art, and literature, this book is the first in any language ...

The Story of Stone: Intertextuality, Ancient Chinese Stone Lore, and the Stone Symbolism In"dream of the Red Chamber", "Water Margin", and "The Journey to the West" 1991, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822311959

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The Story of Stone: Intertextuality, Ancient Chinese Stone Lore, and the Stone Symbolism In"dream of the Red Chamber", "Water Margin", and "The Journey to the West" 1991, Duke University Press

ISBN-13: 9780822311782

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