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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 125

Testing the Literary

Prose and the Aesthetic in Early Modern China

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$60.00 • £48.95 • €54.00

ISBN 9780674251182

Publication Date: 05/04/2021


  • Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conventions
  • Introduction
  • 1. Voice: An Ideology of Technique
  • 2. Representative Style
  • 3. Measures and Matches
  • 4. The Examined Subject
  • 5. Anonymity and Identity
  • Epilogue: Shiwen in the World
  • Appendix (translations of four essays)
  • Abbreviations
  • Endnotes
  • Character List
  • Bibliography

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