Cao Xueqin’’ Acceptance of Taoism’s Nature Philosophy: On the Most Beautiful and the Most Tragic Aesthetic Features of A Dream of Red Mansions

Shuangmei WANG


A Dream of Red Mansions is a masterpiece of Chinese ancient novels.It is not baseless. The main reason for this novel was that the author Cao Xueqin absorbed, melted and utilized ancient Chinese Taoism in order to express his own ideal world. A Dream of Red Mansions presented the Taoist perfect “natural world” in the conception of Grand View Garden, so was reflected a binary whole of “the most beautiful” and “the most sad” in the aesthetic style.


A Dream of Red Mansions; Cao Xueqin; Taoist; Nature

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