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The red chamber

by Chen, Pauline A., 1966-

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When the orphaned Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to seek shelter with her cousins in Beijing, she is drawn into a world of opulent splendor presided over by the ruthless, scheming Xifeng and the prim, repressed Baochai. As she learns the secrets behind their glittering facades, she is tangle... Full description

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Summary: When the orphaned Daiyu leaves her home in the provinces to seek shelter with her cousins in Beijing, she is drawn into a world of opulent splendor presided over by the ruthless, scheming Xifeng and the prim, repressed Baochai. As she learns the secrets behind their glittering facades, she is tangled in a web of intrigue reaching all the way to the Emperor's Palace, and finds herself no longer able to distinguish friend from foe.
Physical Description: 381 p.
ISBN: 9780307946560
0307946568
Author Notes:

Pauline A. Chen earned her B.A. in classics from Harvard, her J.D. from Yale Law, and her Ph.D. in East Asian Studies from Princeton. She has taught Chinese language, literature, and film at the University of Minnesota and Oberlin College. She is also the author of the children's novel Peiling and the Chicken-Fried Christmas .


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