A Tower for the Summer Heat by Li Yu

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Hanan has translated six of the twelve stories in the Sh'ier lou collection, which is the most famous individual collection of vernacular stories from pre-modern China. With Hanan's introduction and notes, and containing with Li Yu's emphasis marks, notes, and critiques, this volume will interest students of Chinese literature and general readers alike.


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Published September 8, 1992 by Ballantine Books. 249 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The title story follows a young man using the latest in modern technology--a telescope--to spy on his neighbors in search of an acceptably pretty wife, whom he proceeds to win by tapping his secret knowledge of her to make her think him omniscient, then tricking her father into agreeing to the ma...

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