Congratulations to Professor Wilt Idema (Harvard University) on the great review of his book, “The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven” and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu.
The Journal of Chinese Religions praises the book, noting that “this addition to a growing body of premodern popular Chinese literature in translation, much of it also by Idema, is something to be celebrated. Books like these provide a welcome source of variety for those of us who regularly teach undergraduates and hope to broaden our students’ understanding of Chinese literature beyond the highlight reel of the Shijing, Tang poetry, and six great novels of the Ming and Qing. … there remains incredible value in making obscure, yet compelling, stories such as these available to non-native Chinese readers.”
This book is in the Cambria Sinophone World Series headed by Victor H. Mair (University of Pennsylvania).
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