Top Ten Asian novel Dream of Red Mansions

The Dream of the Red Chamber
《红楼梦》
Cao Xueqin (printed 1791)
作者:曹雪芹(1791年出版)
With a cast of more than 400 characters, this episodic novel written in the vernacular rather than classical Chinese tells of two branches of an aristocratic family with a tragic love story at its humane heart.
史诗般的《红楼梦》以白话文而非文言文写就,全书中出现了400多个人物,以一个贵族家庭中的两个分支为主线,讲述了一个凄美的爱情故事,充满人文主义精神。