A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINESE FICTION. Peking: Foreign Languages Press, 1959. Octavo, pp. [1-10]  2-462 [463: blank] [464: colophon] [465-466: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], inserted plates, folded chart, cloth-backed boards. First edition in English. A history of Chinese literature from its beginning down to the end of the Ching dynasty (1644-1911) written by Lu Hsun during the period 1920-1924. Translation by Yang Hsien-Yi and Gladys Yang of the 1930 edition, plus two appendices: "The Historical Development of Chinese Fiction" (1924) and "Preface to the Japanese Edition" (1935). Boards lightly rubbed along bottom edges, a near fine copy in very good dust jacket with dust soiling and edge wear. (#94796).
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