Passion and Desire

Readings in Classic Chinese Short StoriesPassion and Desire

Chih-ping Chou, Joanne Chiang, Yan Xia, Yanyan Chan, Hsin-I Tseng, Fan Liu

This textbook is meant to provide advanced Chinese students who wish to combine language and literature or would like a "bridge" course between modern and classical Chinese. Students read classic short stories that gives them a first-hand glimpse into the lives and sensibilities of late Ming society. The customs, beliefs, and everyday lives of common folk reflected in these short stories are things that one does not find in typical academic essays from the era. The twelve stories included in this textbook have all been studied in Princeton University's advanced Chinese courses, and have been well-received by students and teachers alike.

Stories and vocab lists are provided in simplified characters. 

451 pages. (2008)

Passion and Desire

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