By Jaroslav Průšek (auth.)
The reviews contained during this quantity arose during the last thirty years. initially the variety of the fabrics I meant to incorporate in my choice was once a great deal wider. Publishing problems, although, have obliged me to curtail them to whatever below part the deliberate content material. at the beginning I meant to incorporate the entire experiences I meant will be of curiosity to readers and symbolize contributi ons nonetheless of a few importance for study during this area of Oriental scholarship. while the need arose to restrict the contents I gave choice to the perspective of thematic completeness instead of to what will be of curiosity to the overall reader. therefore during this quantity i've got constrained myself to 2 them atic fields only-Old chinese language literature and stories facing mediaeval storytellers' productions-hua-pen. i've got excluded the complete advanced of ancient reports and all stories with regards to the recent literature. i'm now getting ready, at the vital ancient subject on which i used to be engaged already within the interval of my experiences in Prague less than Prof. J. Bidlo, after which in 1928 until eventually 1930, with Prof. B. Karlgren in Sweden and Prof. G. Haloun in Halle, in Germany, a extra compendious learn during which i'm hoping to sum up the result of my examine, and that i additionally intend to post a quantity of chosen reviews facing the recent chinese language literature at a few later date.