William Dolby

Classical Chinese Translations and Research

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26. Chinese Prose: Biographies, Prefaces, Anecdotes ...


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Chinese Prose: Biographies, Prefaces, Anecdotes, Aesthetics, Jokes, Essays, Etc translated by William Dolby was self-published in 2009 with the original translation by Bill undoubtedly having occurred years earlier. This work represents the 26th of 33 of the Chinese Culture Series.

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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.