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The Resource Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary : reading and writing between the lines, David L. Rolston

Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary : reading and writing between the lines, David L. Rolston

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Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary : reading and writing between the lines
Title
Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary
Title remainder
reading and writing between the lines
Statement of responsibility
David L. Rolston
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"In the Ming and Qing periods, the Chinese read fiction in editions with extensive commentary printed on the same page as the fiction itself. This commentary was concerned less with helping the reader understand the 'letter' of the text than with drawing the reader's attention to its more notable aspects through emphatic punctuation (similar to our underlining, italics, or highlighting) and evaluative comments. Authors developed four different approaches to the challenges this type of commentary presented: they wrote their own commentary; they modeled aspects of their narrators on fiction commentators; they left space in their texts for readers to compose their own commentaries; or they combined these approaches. This book is the first concerted effort to see how the existence of the commentary tradition affected the development of Chinese fiction." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
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1952-
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Rolston, David L.
Dewey number
895.1/3009
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English with some Chinese characters (esp. in glossary and bibliography) and some romanized Chinese words in body; body also contains translated quotes from works discussed
LC call number
PL2415
LC item number
.R65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chinese fiction
  • Chinese fiction
  • Chinese fiction
Label
Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary : reading and writing between the lines, David L. Rolston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34410896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780804727204
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96012369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Traditional Chinese fiction and fiction commentary : reading and writing between the lines, David L. Rolston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-382) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
34410896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 428 pages
Isbn
9780804727204
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96012369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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