Jun 27, 2014

China FDC on "Dream of the Red Chamber (I)"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Dream of the Red Chamber (I)

Date of Issue : 21 June 2014

4-1 : Grandmother Jia Meets Her Granddaughter
4-2 : The Hulu Bonze Wrongfully Adjudicates the Hulu Case
4-3 : Granny Liu Meets Wang Xifeng
4-4 : Gold Lock and Jade Stone
Souvenir Sheet : The spirit of Baoyu visits the Great Void as described in Chapter 5

The novel "Dream of the Red Chamber", also known as "The Story of the Stone", initially contained only 80 chapters and was circulated in manuscript copies until its 120-chapter printed version was published. Its author, Cao Xueqin, spent 10 years writing the novel based on his own experience. The novel depicts the rise and decay of the Jia clan and the love tragedy between Jia Baoyu and LIn Daiyu.

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