Chinese drama dvd: Dreams of the red mansions, english subtitles

Chinese drama dvd: Dreams of the red mansions, english subtitles

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english subtitles (may contain grammatical errors)

region free dvd disks

NTSC format

EPISODES: 36

Subtitles: english / chinese

Audio: Mandarin / Cantonese






Dream of the Red Chamber (also Red Chamber Dream, Hung Lou Meng or A Dream of Red Mansions) , originally The Story of the Stone  , is a masterpiece of Chinese literature and one of the Chinese Four Great Classical Novels. It was composed in the mid 18th century during the Qing Dynasty, attributed to Cao Xueqin . The work has brought about the field of Redology and is generally acknowledged as the highest peak of the classical Chinese novels.

The novel is believed to be semi-autobiographical, mirroring the fortunes of Cao's own family. As the author details in the first chapter, it is intended to be a memorial to the women he knew in his youth: friends, relatives and servants.

The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters (most of them female) and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese aristocracy.