Outstanding Book Review for Liu Zaifu’s Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber

Cambria Press Review Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber Honglou meng Liu Zaifu Shu Yunzhong

Cambria Press congratulates Liu Zaifu and Shu Yunzhong on the recent outstanding review by China Review International on Reflections on Dream of the Red Chamber. The book by the famous literary and culture critic, Liu Zaifu, was published originally in Chinese, and this much-anticipated English version was translated by Professor Shu Yunzhong. The foreword is by Gao Xingjian, recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature –find out what Gao Xingjian has to say about this Cambria Press publication.

The journal praises the book for being “a delightful, fascinating, and enlightening reading of Cao Xueqin’s eighteenth-century masterpiece Honglou meng … extremely engaging and stimulating … the author’s cross-cultural comparisons and references may well broaden his readers’ perspective and will be helpful to English readers of Chinese literature.” The review also commends it because “the translator has also done a good job by using lucid and pithy language to translate some extremely complicated concepts and expressions.”

Recommend this book to your librarian today! They can order it directly from Cambria Press or they can order through their preferred academic book wholesaler (Cambria Press is on the approval list of premier wholesalers like YBP).

If this book interests you, please also check out the Cambria Press Sinophone World Series, which has an editorial board comprising the world’s foremost scholars in Asian studies and is headed by the renowned sinologist, Professor Victor Mair.

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