Idle Talk Jack W. Chen

ISBN: 9780520289772

Published: September 29th 2013

Paperback

258 pages


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Idle Talk  by  Jack W. Chen

Idle Talk by Jack W. Chen
September 29th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 258 pages | ISBN: 9780520289772 | 5.34 Mb

Gossip and anecdote may be “idle talk,” but they also serve to knit together individuals in society and to provide the materials through which literary culture and historical memory are constructed. This groundbreaking book provides a culturalMoreGossip and anecdote may be “idle talk,” but they also serve to knit together individuals in society and to provide the materials through which literary culture and historical memory are constructed. This groundbreaking book provides a cultural history of gossip and anecdote in traditional China, beginning with the Han dynasty and ending with the Qing.

The ten essays, along with the introduction and postface, address the verification, transmission, and interpretation of gossip and anecdote across literary and historical genres.Contributors: Sarah M. Allen, Beverly J. Bossler, Jack W. Chen, Ronald Egan, Dore J. Levy, Stephen Owen, Graham Sanders, David Schaberg, Anna M. Shields, Richard E. Strassberg, Xiaofei Tian



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