Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990. First Edition (presumed), Second Printing. Softcover. Used - Very Good. Original card stock wraps have some wear especially on the back. Clean, unmarked, tight copy. Light foxing to fore edge. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. 15.5 x 23.5 cm. 283 pp. Item #8841
Challenging the widely-held belief that autobiography is a unique product of the West, Pei-yi Wu demonstrates that writing about the self did thrive in one non-Western civilization. The pages of this first full-length treatment of Chinese autobiography teem with fascinating individuals each of whom has a story to tell. Affording the reader a view of some never before examined aspects of the Chinese psyche, The Confucian's Progress is also an accessible introduction to Chinese history and literature.