The Resource Dream garden, A Novel, Lei Yang and John Simon, (electronic resource)

Dream garden, A Novel, Lei Yang and John Simon, (electronic resource)

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Dream garden, A Novel
Title
Dream garden
Title number
A Novel
Statement of responsibility
Lei Yang and John Simon
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A succession of Chinese emperors constructed over the course of a century a fantastical garden, the basis of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's "Kubla Khan," to which governing of the country was in time transferred from nearby Peking. A microcosm of China, with palaces, pavilions, and other edifices set among hills and valleys and a network of rivers and lakes, the reality of this garden is employed as the setting for two fictional stories of unrequited love, one between a Jesuit missionary and an emperor's daughter, the other between the emperor's son and the daughter of the king of a neighboring country. Dream Garden explores the intricate interplay of emotions between brother and sister, between two princesses arrived at identical life philosophies in different cultures, and between a prince and heir apparent and his father and a man of God from the West. Albeit a work of fiction, Dream Garden illuminates many aspects of Chinese culture, tradition, and mythology in the mid-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, interweaves national and cultural relations and tensions with the love stories, and explores human attributes and defects in the emotion, devotion, passion and pathos, arrogance and humility, and faith and reason that inform interpersonal interactions and relationships. What transpires between the people involved in these stories and the nations they populate plays out in country churches, temples, and mosques, in villages, cities, and palaces, on the high seas, and in the vastness of China mirrored in the vast and beautiful Dream Garden, the Yuan Ming Yuan, or Garden of Perfect Light
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Yang, Lei
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
Label
Dream garden, A Novel, Lei Yang and John Simon, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781543925319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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12057801
Publisher number
MWT12057801
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dream garden, A Novel, Lei Yang and John Simon, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781543925319
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12057801
Publisher number
MWT12057801
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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