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The Golden Lotus
Author: Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng

ISBN: 9780804841719
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1 November 2011
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.0 x 5.1
Description:
Saga of ruthless ambition, murder, and lust, The Golden Lotus has been called the fifth Great Classical Novel in Chinese Literature and one of the Four Masterworks of the Ming novel. In the second volume, the self-destructive appetites of the two main characters leads to their deaths and the dissolution of the house of Ximen Qing.

About the Author

Lanling Xiaoxiaosheng wrote "The Golden Lotus" during the early years of the Wanji era (1573 1620) of the Ming Empire. Nothing certain is known of Lanling's life.

Clement Egerton was at various times a senior officer in the British army, an Anglican bishop, and a writer, editor, linguist, and prolific photographer, but he is best known for his enduring translation of The Golden Lotus.

Shu Qingchun boarded with Clement Egerton and his wife when he was a lecturer in Chinese at the School of Oriental Studies in London, but he became famous as the Beijing novelist and dramatist Lao She, whose best-known work may be Rickshaw Boy. He was killed, or committed suicide, during the Cu...

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