Insects in Chinese Literature: A Study and Anthology

by Wilt L. Idema

About Wilt Idema

Wilt L. Idema is Professor Emeritus of Chinese Literature at Harvard University. A recipient of the prestigious Special Book Award of China, Dr. Idema’s many publications include The Red Brush: Writing Women of Imperial China; Personal Salvation and Filial Piety: Two Precious Scroll Narratives of Guanyin and Her Acolytes; Meng Jiangnü Brings Down the Great Wall: Ten Versions of a Chinese Legend; Heroines of Jiangyong: Chinese Narrative Ballads in Women’s Script; The White Snake and her Son; Judge Bao and the Rule of Law: Eight Ballad-Stories from the Period 1250–1450; Monks, Bandits, Lovers and Immortals: Eleven Early Chinese Plays; The Butterfly Lovers: The Legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai; Escape from Blood Pond Hell: The Tales of Mulian and Woman Huang; Battles, Betrayals, and Brotherhood: Early Chinese Plays on the Three Kingdoms; The Generals of the Yang Family: Four Early Plays; The Resurrected Skeleton: From Zhuangzi to Lu Xun; and ”The Immortal Maiden Equal to Heaven” and Other Precious Scrolls from Western Gansu.


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