Ming and Qing Novels (Míng-Qīng xiǎoshuō 明清小說)

Paul S. ROPP

A scene from a Ming dynasty historical novel, likely to be Romance of the Three Kingdoms, adorns the top of a bamboo lacquered box. FROM THE AVERY BRUNDAGE COLLECTION.

During the Ming and Qing dynasties, highly educated literati increasingly used the long fictional narrative as a popular vehicle to engage in sophisticated storytelling. Drawing on historical events and personal experience, and on popular tales, anecdotes, and legends, novels by these authors provide us with some….

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