The Narrative Levels of “The Story of the Stone
Speaker: Prof. Zhou Jianyu (Department of Chinese Language & Literature)
Date: 12 April 2013 (Fri)
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: G24, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Language: English
Abstract: The talk focused on the multi-levels of narrative in The Story of the Stone (also called Dream of the Red Chamber). It discussed the different functions played by these levels, the possibilities that they provide in interpreting the novel’s meaning, and how the different levels interweave and inter-connect with one another in order to form a rich and complicated narrative structure. The talk also discussed the role played by the Buddhist monk and the Taoist at different narrative levels


the narrative levels of the story of the stone 1  the narrative levels of the story of the stone 2


For the powerpoint presentation of the talk, please click here.