Library of Chinese Classics: Stories of Old & New, Vol.1 - 4 (Chinese-English Edition)
大中华文库: 喻世明言 1 - 4 (汉英对照)
Feng Menglong/S. Yang (translated)
Yuelu Publishing House
1832 pag. hardcover 16 x 24 cm
Feng Menglong was a Chinese vernacular writer/poet of the late Ming Dynasty. He was born in then Changzhou now Suzhou in Jiangsu Province.
Feng was a proponent of the school of Li Zhi which supported the importance of human feelings and behavior in literature. Most of his literary work was in editing and compiling histories, almanacs, novels, etcetera. Two noteworthy novels of his are Pingyao Zhuan and Qing Shi. Another of his novels has recently drawn more attention and turned into a TV show is Dongzhou Lieguo Zhi (Romance of Eastern Zhou Kingdoms). In 1620 he published the Gujin Xiaoshuo ("Stories Old and New").