Book Excerpt! A Couple of Soles, by Li Yu, translated by Jing Shen and Robert E. Hegel

An entertaining example of seventeenth century Chinese drama made quite accessible to English-reading audiences. Of both literary and historical interest, and offering quite enjoyable drama, comedy, and romance, it’s well worth a look.

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We are continuing our celebration of Valentine’s Day with this silly wedding scene from A Couple of Soles: A Comic Play from Seventeenth-Century China, by Li Yu and translated by Jing Shen and Robert E. Hegel. The “rustic nuptials” don’t go as planned, but the bride and groom make the best of it! If you enjoy this post, make sure to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a free copy.

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