Redology is back in the public eye as two scholars take on the establishment.
Liu Xinwu (ÂàòÂøÉÊ≠¶), the author of several popular books on Dream of the Red Mansions, has teamed up with the venerable Zhou RuchangÔºàÂë®Ê±ùÊòåÔºâ to promote Zhou’s new critical edition of the first 80 chapters of the novel. The new edition, to be published later this month, purports to excise all of Gao E’sÔºàÈ´òË∞îÔºâ contributions and restore Cao Xueqin‘s original, intricate narrative design….[Full Text]
(Photo: left-Liu Xinwu; right-Zhou Ruchang)