I’m writing to announce the publication of Chinese Satire: Sources and Quotations. Oxford, OH: Hermit Studio, 128 pp., hard cover, ISBN: 979-8987005545.
This resource was compiled for a course in Chinese satire at Miami University. Meanwhile, other readers interested in China or satire may also find it useful. The quotations were selected from my larger collection, Deflating Human Beings: Sources and Quotations from Around the World, 4 vols. The new appendix (37% of the book) includes the sources I’ve saved over the years as well as most of those introduced in sixteen histories of and reference works in Chinese literature in English (including in translation). If a Chinese text is available online, a link is given (some texts in classical Chinese carry a baihua translation; many have annotations); if not, a WorldCat page link to the most libraries carrying the item is provided. An English translation, if available, is also given.
About the compiler-cum-editor:
For a long time I prided myself on having lived a simple life, mistaking my disposition for a virtue. Pretty pathetic for a philosopher.
Xiuwu R. Liu, Miami University