Cyril Birch


Cyril Birch is a translator and the Agassiz Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Books
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    The Peach Blossom Fan

    A grand historical drama about the collapse of the Ming Dynasty, The Peach Blossom Fan, written in 1699, was massively popular in its time and remains one of the most pervasively adapted works in all of Chinese literature. ”Replete with romance, conflicts between loyalty and treachery, a healthy measure of bawdy humor, punning, elegant poetry, moral issues, and popular philosophical currents”—Howard Goldblatt