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The Theme of Chastity in «Hau Ch'iu Chuan» and Parallel Western Fiction

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Kai Chong Cheung

Contents: Hau Ch'iu Chuan as example of the scholar-beauty genre, as the first Chinese novel translated in the West; the reception of Hau Ch'iu Chuan in Europe: Thomas Percy, Goldsmith, Grimm, Goethe; the merging of sentimentalism and morality: Richardson, Goldsmith, Manzoni.