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This book was a require text for one of my courses. Having read other old Chinese literature, I was worried that this would be dry and difficult to read. This is not the case. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Lauryn Penner
Dr. Roy consistently translates the word "cun" (寸), a traditional Chinese unit of length, as "inch. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Holly Chen
Sometimes being Chinese and a writer would help reading this first book. There are so many characters that it reminds me of reading Russian literature. Read morePublished 18 months ago by C. Eckdall
Roy does a masterful job translating one of the world's first novels. I read it mainly as a straight up book, not spending time delving into the copious and masterful notes. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Andrew J Peterson
Translation quality is good and the comments is enlightening. Reading flows very well. I recommend this to anyone interest in ancient literature.Published 19 months ago by King 55414
This is a wonderful story-and I have ordered the next 3 vol. in this work.
HOWEVER- for a paperback book of this price, and 600 page length,I would expect a binding that keeps... Read more
The recipient says it is very well written/translated and he is enjoying it; although I notice he is reading and finishing other books at the same time. Read morePublished 22 months ago by books and all
I found it convoluted and disappointing. Doubtless considered pornographic and shocking at one time it seems tame by today's standards.Published 23 months ago by Sandra Breuer