Category Archives: Cao Xueqin

The Best of 2016!

2016 was a rough year in so many ways, but at least I was able to comfort myself with some outstanding books.  The best of these of course, were reviewed on the blog and, after careful deliberation, I think I … Continue reading

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Escapism beyond my wildest expectations: ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ by Cao Xueqin

To start with a confession.  Until recently, I hadn’t heard of ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ or ‘The Story of the Stone’ or ‘The Dream of Red Mansions’ or this epic novel by any of its translated titles.  I dredged … Continue reading

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