Haoqiu Zhuan, Chinese Novel
(possibly published 1683)

from a German edition

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Haoqiu Zhuan
  • Also known as: The Pleasing History or The Fortunate Union
  • Dates: possibly published 1683
  • Place: China
  • Language: Chinese
  • What it was: a caizi jiaren or "Scholar/Beauty" novel about the love between a scholar and a beautiful girl--both of good family--a popular genre in the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties; attributed to Mingjiao Zhongren (a pseudonym, maybe "Teaching-Name Man" or "Man Named Jiao).

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