长生殿 Echo of Classics: The Palace of Eternal Youth (Chinese-English Edition)
Foreign Languages Press
532 pag. paperback 14 x 20 cm
The Palace of Eternal Youth tells the love story of Li Longji (reigned 712-756), a Tang Dynasty emperor of China, and his cocubine Yang Yuhuan. The story, based on historical facts, had been told for generations, and the author, Hong Sheng, presented anew in this moving opera, the love story between the emperor and his concubine who wished to be two love birds flying wing to wing, and on earth two trees with branches twined from spring to spring. The Palace of Eternal Youthwas welcomed as the most outstanding and influential among the operas based on this theme immediately after its publication, and was widely copied and performed.