Jia Baoyu in Honglou meng: boyhood, adolescence and adulthood in pre-modern China

Tamkang University Press
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Tamkang Review: A Quarterly of Comparative Studies of Chinese and Foreign Literatures, vol. XXXVI, 2005, 36 (1&2), pp. 35 - 66
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Honglou meng is perhaps one of the earliest novels about adolescence. It is certainly one of the most detailed. And as an iconic work in Chinese literary history, it transports the idea of childhood, adolesecnce, and adulthood to the centre of Chinese cultural life.
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