The Dream of the Red Chamber: An Allegory of Love
BOOK DESCRIPTION Although dreams have been studied in great depth about this most influential classic Chinese fiction, the study of all the dreams as a sequence and in relation to their structural functions in the allegory is undertaken for the first time in this book. Major topics include: Dream Sequence as the Narrative Framework; The Co-existence of Dream and Reality; Discourse on Love: Daguanyuan and Its Literary Lineage; Medieval Allegory: Its Origin and Its Representation; Dream as Representation of Allegory: The Roman de la Rose and Honglou meng. THE AUTHOR Jeannie Jinsheng Yi earned her Ph.D. degree in Asian Studies from Washington University. Author of several books in both English and Chinese, she has been writing extensively on topics related to China and Asia.
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