The Story of the Stone

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The Story of the Stone: Cao Xueqin and his Bannerman friends

Professor John Minford

6pm, Thursday 19 May 2016
Conference Room, National Library of Australia, Canberra

Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, is one of China’s greatest literary works. Professor John Minford discusses the background of this novel, written by Cao Xueqin during the High Qing of the 18th century.

John Minford is a sinologist and literary translator. He is primarily known for his translations of Chinese classics such as The Story of the Stone and The Art of War. John’s most recent work, a translation of the famous Chinese divination text, the I Ching, was published in October 2014 by Penguin Books.

This lecture series held in association with the exhibition Celestial Empire is supported by the ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.