Wells, Henry W. TRADITIONAL CHINESE HUMOR: A Study in Art and Literature
Bloomington & London: Indiana University Press, (1971). 253189209 First edition. Hardcover. Blacked-out price to the front free endpaper, else very nearly fine in natural cloth with black Chinese character to the front cover; in a decorative dust jacket with light age-toning to the spine panel and flap folds. Jacket designed by Guy Fleming.
A study of Chinese humor as it appears in sculpture, poetry, drama, and prose, analyzing its range from the macabre to the highly refined, from outspoken to subtle. 242 pages, twelve black-and-white plates, selected bibliography, notes, index.