Cao Xueqin

Cao Xueqin was a Chinese writer during the Qing dynasty, best known as the author of 'Dream of the Red Chamber,' one of China's Four Great Classical Novels.

Books

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  1. 1. Dream of the Red Chamber

    "Dream of the Red Chamber" is a classic Chinese novel that provides a detailed, episodic record of life in the aristocratic Jia family. The story revolves around the love triangle between the family's heir, his sickly cousin, and his other cousin who is raised to be his wife. It is also a critique of the family's decline and a reflection on the societal norms of the time. The novel is famous for its vivid characterization and psychological depth, and its unique portrayal of Chinese society during the Qing dynasty.

    The 593rd Greatest Book of All Time