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The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection Paperback – 5 September 2017

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[These] individual stories [provide] useful color to Chinese history classes [and provide] good source material for secondary students to act out.

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Christopher Rea is associate professor of Modern Chinese Literature at the University of British Columbia. He is the translator of The Book of Swindles: Selections from a Late Ming Collection (Columbia University Press, 2017) and the author of The Age of Irreverence: A New History of Laughter in China (University of California Press, 2015)

Bruce Rusk (UCLA PhD) is associate professor of Asian studies at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Critics and Commentators: The Book of Poems as Classic and Literature (Harvard Asia Center, 2012). He also cotranslated our Book of Swindles with Chris Rea.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ *Columbia University Press; 1st edition (5 September 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 208 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0231178638
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0231178631
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 13.97 x 1.55 x 21.59 cm
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such swindles remind me of some people I know...
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