(1 July 2017, Kuala Lumpur) Some 6,000 publications on one of China’s greatest literary classics, Dream of the Red Chamber, have found a permanent home at the Main Library of Universiti Malaya (UM).
The collection is being housed in the newly-set up Dream of the Red Chamber Resource Centre (DRC) of the library, which is fully sponsored by the Alumni Association of the Department of Chinese Studies of Universiti Malaya (Pejati).
The epic 18th century novel, written by Cao Xueqin, depicts a love triangle between three cousins of a rich family during the Qing dynasty.
The entire collection was donated to UM by former transport minister Tan Sri Chan Kong Choy, who had kept the collection for over 40 years.
The New Straits Times has the full story by Fernando Fong.