History Literature / DreamOfTheRedChamber

18th Jun '17 5:32:10 PM Wuz
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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (Traditional: 紅樓夢; Simplified: 红楼梦; Pinyin: Hónglóu Mèng) is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.

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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (Traditional: 紅樓夢; Simplified: 红楼梦; Pinyin: Hónglóu Mèng) ''Hónglóu Mèng'') is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.
18th Jun '17 5:30:38 PM Wuz
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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (Traditional Chinese: 紅樓夢; Simplified Chinese: 红楼梦; Pinyin: Hónglóu Mèng) is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.

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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (Traditional Chinese: (Traditional: 紅樓夢; Simplified Chinese: Simplified: 红楼梦; Pinyin: Hónglóu Mèng) is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.
18th Jun '17 5:30:30 PM Wuz
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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (original title 红楼梦) is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.

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''Dream of the Red Chamber'' (original title 红楼梦) (Traditional Chinese: 紅樓夢; Simplified Chinese: 红楼梦; Pinyin: Hónglóu Mèng) is considered one of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Great_Classical_Novels the Four Great Classics of Chinese literature]], along with ''Literature/WaterMargin'', ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and ''Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms''. Written in the mid-18th century by Cao Xueqin, it tells the story of the slow fall from grace of a rich family, the Jia household.
10th Mar '17 8:07:58 PM Willbyr
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17th Jun '16 3:40:42 AM SorPepita
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* CloudCuckoolander: Baoyu sometimes, particularly when he loses the magic jade was born with.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Baoyu sometimes, particularly when he loses the magic jade he was born with.
14th Oct '15 9:11:14 AM fruitstripegum
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* KissingCousins: Jia Baoyu is first cousins with both girls.
26th Sep '15 7:23:49 PM Bibliotheca
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** This trope is present in ''everything'', from the girls' poems, to their favorite toys, to the games they like to play (it is even lampshaded by Baoyu's father at one point). And it requires [[GeniusBonus extensive knowledge of Chinese cultures, history, symbolism, imagery and anecdotes to fully comprehend them all]]. There is a reason the 80 chapters penned by Cao Xueqin is deemed a magnificent example in the art of {{Foreshadowing}} by redologists.



* IllGirl: Lin Daiyu. Wang Xifeng as well, for a few chapters.

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* IllGirl: Lin Daiyu. Wang Xifeng as well, for a few chapters. [[spoiler:Both do not survive their conditions.]]
11th Sep '15 7:43:51 PM hello86
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24th Jul '15 6:55:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: And [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment depressingly so.]] Lin Daiyu dies, thus causing Jia Baoyu to go to a monastery and ''become a monk''.]]

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* [[spoiler:DownerEnding: And DownerEnding: [[spoiler:And [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment depressingly so.]] Lin Daiyu dies, thus causing Jia Baoyu to go to a monastery and ''become a monk''.]]
30th Mar '15 11:00:43 AM biscuitlion
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* DrinkingGame: Several of them are played throughout the novel.


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* EmbarrassingNickname: How Daiyu initally views her poetry club pen name. Everyone else finds it amusing.


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* PenName: Everyone in the first poetry club that Baoyu, Daiyu, Baochai, and several other girls establish gets one.
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