JIN PING MEI AND THE NON-LINEAR DIMENSIONS OF THE TRADITIONAL CHINESE NOVEL

Author: Rushton, Peter
Year:1994
Pages:436
ISBN:0-7734-9831-1
978-0-7734-9831-0
Price:259.95
The author takes a revisionist approach to the novel based on his view that it is a fundamentally pluralistic narrative in contrast to the views expressed in the recent works of Andrew Plaks, David Roy and Katherine Carlitz. Identifies chaos theory as a useful way of understanding the rhetorical structure of this and other complex Chinese narratives.