Fifty Chinese Stories Selected from Classical Texts, Romanized and Translated into Modern Chinese. Published by Lund Humphries, 1960.
By Y C Liu, Lecturer in Chinese, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.With an introduction and romanized Japanese versions by W Simon, Professor of Chinese in the University of London.
The fifty stories are offered as a textbook of classical Chinese in which this difficult language is approached through the medium of modern spoken Chinese and Japanese. Each classical passage is faced on the opposite page by its modern Chinese version, with romanized versions of both Chinese texts (using the Gwoyeu Romatsy system) as well as a romanized Japanese version.
There is no English translation of the stories, but preface and introduction are in English, and vocabularies and notes in English are given at the end.
Hardback with dust jacket. Jacket has a large tear on the back as photographed, and several smaller tears or chips. The price on the unclipped jacket has been crossed out, and there are pencil notes in various places in the book.