About the author: Dr. Wu received her PhD from Harvard University. She is Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside. She has published many articles, translations, and book reviews, including The Chinese Virago: A Literary Theme (Harvard University Council on East Asian Studies, 1995), and The Lioness Roars: Shrew Stories from Late Imperial China (Cornell University East Asia Series, 1995). She currently serves as President of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies.1999 0-7734-7956-2
This book is the first study of ameliorative satire as a mode, and the first full-length critical study in English on Xi Zhou Sheng's 100-chapter Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan, (Marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World, 1661)
, perhaps the most important novel from seventeenth-century China.