Green Mountain, White Cloud: A Novel of Love in the Ming Dynasty

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In a medieval abbey near Paris, in a room piled high with old Chinese texts, lies a manuscript gathering dust. Though ordinary in appearance, it first captures the eye of the narrator of Francois Cheng's novel. Then, once he begins to read, it captures his imagination and his heart. The book dates from the mid-seventeenth century, during the twilight of the Ming Dynasty. Barbarian armies are massing along the Empire's Northern borders, and a vast and sophisticated civilization-during whose heyday China had begun to emerge ...

Green Mountain, White Cloud: A Novel of Love in the Ming Dynasty 2004, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312315740

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