- Number 26 of the Chinese Culture Series is titled "No26: Chinese Prose: Biographies, Prefaces, Anecdotes, Aesthetics, Jokes, Essays, Etc as translated by William Dolby
- Produced in this final edition in 2009 with the original translation by Bill undoubtedly having occurred many decades earlier.
As taken from the back of the book:
Chinese short prose writings are often a glittering part of China's literary tradition. Writers frequently put their heart and soul, and the quintessence of their scholarship, into such work, and their pieces sometimes reveal vital or unique information about literary or dramaturgical movements and attitudes. Some of the outstanding ancient books are in fact entirely made up of translations picks from a wide range of genres, providing insights into traditional society, philosophy, aesthetics, humour and many other aspects.