The Peach Blossom Fan (New York Review Books Classics)

The Peach Blossom Fan (New York Review Books Classics)


A story of combating armies, political intrigue, star-crossed romance, and ancient cataclysm, The Peach Blossom Fan is likely one of the masterpieces of chinese language literature, an unlimited dramatic composition that mixes the diversity and intensity of a good novel with the rapid depth of movie.

In the mid-1640s, famine sweeps via China. The Ming dynasty, virtually three hundred years previous, lurches to a bloody finish. Peking falls to the Manchus, the emperor hangs himself, and Ming loyalists take shelter within the southern capital of Nanking. valiant generals search to safeguard the town, yet not anything can conquer the corruption, decadence, and factionalism of the courtroom in exile. The newly put in emperor cares for not anything yet theater, leaving functional issues to the insidious Ma Shih-ying. Ma’s crony Juan Ta-ch’eng is as unscrupulous an operator as he's subtle a poet. He diverts assets from the ravenous troops as a way to degree a outstanding construction of his most modern play. background, although, has little time for make-believe, even though the earnest participants of the Revival membership, founded at the good-looking younger pupil Hou Fang-yü and his lover aromatic Princess, fight to find a cheerful finishing.

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