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Spring and Autumn Annals of Wu and Yue: An Annotated Translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu

Jianjun He


This book is the first complete English translation of Wu Yue Chunqiu, a chronicle of two neighboring states during China's Spring and Autumn period. This collection of political history, philosophy, and fictional accounts depicts the rise and fall of Wu and Yue and the rivalry between them, the inspiration for centuries of poetry, vernacular fiction, and drama. Wu Yue Chunqiu makes use of rich sources from the past, carefully adapting and developing them into complex stories. Historical figures are transformed into distinctive characters; simple records of events are fleshed out and made tang ... More

Keywords: Wu Yue Chunqiu, China, Spring and Autumn period, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Wu, Yue, rivalry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754340
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754340.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jianjun He, author
University of Kentucky