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  • A Landmark of the Chinese Novel
  • P. D. Hanan (bio)
P. D. Hanan

Lecturer in Chinese, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


1. Clement Egerton, The Golden Lotus (1939).

2. The first date was established by the historian Wu Han; the second date, as well as other details incidental to this essay, were established in Patrick D. Hanan, A Study of the Composition and the Sources of the Chin P’ing Mei, University of London thesis, 1960.

3. See Pearl Buck, All Men are Brothers, or J. H. Jackson, Water Margin (1937).

4. This has been largely removed in the translated version.

5. J. L. Bishop, “A Colloquial Short Story in the Novel Chin P’ing Mei,” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (1954), 394–402.

6. Ping-ti Ho, Studies on the Population of China, 1368–1953 (1959), 197.

7. “Manners, Morals, and the Novel,” in The Liberal Imagination, 205–222.



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