This is the most famous erotic Chinese novel whose title has previously been translated by others as The Plum in the Golden Vase. Its plot is based on scandalous events that take place in Chapter 23 of Marsh Warrior Legend, and that is about all these two novels have in common. This novel is considered by many scholars the most entertaining among all classic Chinses novels. However, in spite of its highly entertaining content, the Chinese feudal government banned this novel from its citizens for three entire centuries Consequently, even though almost all Chinese know about this novel, very few have read it because their ancestors have told them not to do so, and on top of that, it was written in an ancient northern dialect that was very different from Mandarin, Shanghainese, or Cantonese. The conservative Chinese scholars therefore removed Golden Blossoms in a Golden Vase from the list of the Four Great Classic Novels of China and replaced it by Red Tower Dream as soon as the latter appeared two centuries later.
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