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Dream Reminiscences of Tao'An , by Zhang Dai

Souvenirs rêvés de Tao'an (French Edition) - Dai Zhang;Brigitte Teboul-Wang

Souvenirs rêvés de Tao'an is a French translation of Zhang Dai's Mengyi Tao'an (Dream Reminiscences of Tao'An) , a unique collection of short prose pieces written after the fall of the Ming dynasty. I discuss the text here

 

http://leopard.booklikes.com/post/800597/in-limpid-dreams-by-philip-a-kafalas

 

in the context of a partial English translation by Philip A. Kafalas. There appears to be no complete English translation available. Brigitte Teboul-Wang's translation is quite acceptable, but it is regrettable that she decided not to include Zhang's Preface to the  Mengyi Tao'an.(*) In factshe doesn't seem to mention it anywhere in her brief introduction or in the minimal footnotes she makes to the text. It is probably a good idea to read at least the first half of Kafalas' book for orientation and background, unless, of course, you are already well versed in Chinese history and literature.

 

(*) This Preface is translated completely in Kafalas' book, as well as in Stephen Owen's Remembrances. The Preface "explains" Zhang's project in Mengyi Tao'an in a multiply self-contradictory manner - an interesting additional layer of irony.