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  1. Slapping the Table in Amazement

    Slapping the Table in Amazement

    A Ming Dynasty Story Collection

    Written by Mengchu Ling, Translated by Shuhui Yang and Yunqin Yang, Introduced by Robert E. Hegel

    University of Washington Press

    Slapping the Table in Amazement is the unabridged English translation of the famous story collection Pai’an jingqi by Ling Mengchu (1580–1644), originally published in 1628. The forty lively stories gathered here present a... Learn More
    Published: 5th January 2018
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £41.00
  2. Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor
    Written around 1660, the unique Chinese short story collection Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor (Doupeng xianhua), by the author known only as Aina the Layman, uses the seemingly innocuous setting of neighbors swapping yarns on... Learn More
    Published: 6th March 2017
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. True Crimes in Eighteenth-Century China
    The little-examined genre of legal case narratives is represented in this fascinating volume, the first collection translated into English of criminal cases - most involving homicide - from late imperial China. These true stories... Learn More
    Published: 16th April 2009
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Writing and Law in Late Imperial China
    In this fascinating, multidisciplinary volume, scholars of Chinese history, law, literature, and religions explore the intersections of legal practice with writing in many different social contexts. They consider the overlapping... Learn More
    Published: 16th July 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99