Author: elson_chen

The Dream of the Red Mansions [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2006-7-17 08:31:51 |Display all floors

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the nowaday era has endowed you with nowaday conception.

and the different historical novel must has the different parochialism.

despite of it's value of history, the exquisite literature represented in the novel deserves perusing by us again and again,and even generation by generation.

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Post time 2006-7-17 09:26:43 |Display all floors

haha

i finished a degree paper about this novel just now.
if you have read the novel three times at least ,you won't say such words.
as for me, i have read it five times.
i know everything about all characters.
it is really magnum opus!

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Post time 2006-7-17 09:28:19 |Display all floors
i can say that , a foreinger won't understand it well. it is so profoud and
great!

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Post time 2006-7-17 11:16:42 |Display all floors
I have only seen  half of this novel. It seems that it realy could not amuse me at all.

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Post time 2006-7-18 08:21:12 |Display all floors
Originally posted by lisufen9912 at 2006-7-17 09:26
i finished a degree paper about this novel just now.
if you have read the novel three times at least ,you won't say such words.
as for me, i have read it five times.
i know everything about all  ...



you must be the expert and insider about this novel.

why not share your detailed opinion with all of us?

I have read the novel only one time, which is incommensurable with your five reading experiences. and I think each time you must get the deeper and deeper apprehend about the novel. did you?

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Post time 2006-7-18 13:01:34 |Display all floors
Originally posted by elson_chen at 2006-7-16 10:51

For offspring, this novel has the great historical value to be studied for its exquisite literature, as well as the Chinese traditional religion, sociology and pedigree reflected in the novel. In China, the seminar of Red Mansions has flourished for many years.  

This novel has been republished on TV screen as a teleplay in 1980. Maybe till now, some of us are still impressed by the classic teleplay, so let's have a retrospect together again.


It also has some great insights into classical Chinese sex. But they won't show that on TV, and it is deleted from the books sold in mainland stores. It's like cutting the eye out of Mona Lisa.
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Post time 2006-7-18 13:47:30 |Display all floors
really, but they didn't cut the sex scene of the "Jing Ping Mei" (金瓶梅), another Chinese Classic book, and the story discribed the three women 's tragic lives/fates. People often think "Jing Ping Mei" is a kind of erotic, porn novel, but i think that is a call for women rights. The women have no rights at all in that ancient society, and they are sold by man to whorehouse, and they don't have rights to decide which man to marry, the woman Jing who is beautiful and young, was forced to marry the ugly dwarf Wu Da Lang, and later she was killed by Wu's brother. Woman Ping is the most innocent woman of the three, she suicided later...

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