The Story of the Stone, or The Dream of the Red Chamber, Volume 1: The Golden DaysPlease note that the above book is Volume 1 of a five volume series. You're welcome to read the whole series if you want to be that ambitious (total of 2,572 pages). But our discussion will focus on Volume 1: The Golden Days.
Paperback: 540 pages, Chapter 1 to 26 — David Hawkes, translator
Monday, October 3, 2016
October 28, 2016—Dream of the Red Chamber
Next meeting is October 28, 2016. We will discuss Dream of the Red Chamber (also titled Hónglóu Mèng (紅樓夢)) by Cao Xueqin. It is considered to be one of China's four great classical novels. The following is a link to the Wikipedia article about Dream of the Red Chamber.
Location: Kansas City Public Library, Plaza Branch, Small Meeting Room
Address: 4801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO
Date: October 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 pm
The recommended translation is published as part of the Penguin Classics: