Cao Xueqin, Author of the Dream of the Red Chamber

【Cultural Figure】Time:2024-01-26      Source:uchinavisa      Views:1323

Cao Xueqin ( Cao Xue-qin or Tsao Hsueh-chin) lived between 1715 and 1763. He is the author of Dream of the Red Chamber, the greatest classical Chinese novel in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.


Cao xueqin

Cao xue-qin, Author of Dream of the Red Chamber


He led a comfortable life in Nanjing as a child because his ancestral family once was wealthy and powerful. However, when he was 13 or 14, his family situation was declining and moved to Beijing, where life took a turn for the worse.


In his later years, he lived in poverty.


Book of Dream of the Red Chamber       Book of Dream of the Red Chamber

Drawing on his own experience, Cao Xue-qin put all his effort, creativity, feelings and exploratory spirit into writing, producing the greatest literature work of all time - Dream of the Red Chamber.

 


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