The bibliography for this volume does not attempt to be comprehensive. I apologize that considerations of space have made it impossible to acknowledge all the scholarship by colleagues in China and the West that has enriched my understanding of traditional Chinese fiction criticism. All cited works are listed below, with the exception of titles peripheral to the subject matter of this book, for which full bibliographic information is given at the time of citation. In the text, Chinese and Japanese authors are always cited by their full name, and Western writers by surname only except in cases of possible ambiguity.
Aina jushiDoupeng xianhua . Beijing: Renmin wenxue, 1984.
Asō Isoji. Edo bungaku to Shina bungaku Tokyo: Yūseitō, 1974.
Aying. "Honglou meng shulu ", Xiaoshuo sitan , pp. 73- 103. In idem, Xiaoshuo xiantan sizhong . Shanghai: Shanghai guji, 1985.
Bakin Takizawa, trans. Shinhen Suiko gaden Tokyo: Itefu honkan kōkai, 1953.
Ban Gu. Hanshu . Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1962.
Cai Yi, ed. Zhongguo gudian xiqu xuba huibian Ji'nan: Qi Lu shushe, 1989.
Cai Yijiang. Honglou meng shi ci qu fu pinzhu . Beijing: Beijing chuban she, 1979.
-----. "Jiaxu ben Shitou ji 'Fanli' jiaoshi". In idem, Lun Honglou meng yigao . Hangzhou: Zhejiang guji, 1989, pp. 276-86.
-----. "Zhiben Shitou ji huiqian shi xuanping". In idem, Honglou meng shi ci qu fu pingzhu, pp. 376-97.
Cai Yuanfang. Dong Zhou Lieguo zhi Beijing: Zhongguo shudian, 1986.
-----. Xiyou zhengdao qishuMicrofilm (dufa, preface, and illustrations only). Gest Oriental Library, Princeton University.