There are Four Great Classical Chinese Novels? Why don't I know anything about anything?
Okay...yes, and they are: this one;
- [b:Romance of the Three Kingdoms|158771|Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Vol. 1|Luo Guanzhong|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1344735551s/158771.jpg|16666]
- [b:Monkey: The Journey to the West|100237|Monkey The Journey to the West|Wu Cheng'en|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347431752s/100237.jpg|96649]
and [b:Dream of the Red Chamber|535739|Dream of the Red Chamber|Cao Xueqin|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1320466606s/535739.jpg|523200]
Obviously I'm going to have to read one per year starting next year. Awesome, man, awesome.
Also, I'm gonna want to return to Maija's shelves
at some point to look more closely at her non-Western choices. She seems to have thought this out well.
Meghan says Shapiro is well-considered; Dent-Young is also respected (but longer).