Shanghai; Chongqing; Chengdu: Wenhua shenghuo chubanshe, 1945. 332p., lightly worn wraps with some smudging; characteristics of the paper and printing suggest one of the southwestern branches of this press. Series: Cao Yu xiju ji 1.
Cao Yu was one of the most important playwrights of 20th century China, his work seeing numerous reprints during his lifetime. This play, translated as Thunderstorm, is about the destruction of a family at the hands of its incestuous patriarch. Cao Yu played the lead role himself at its Nanjing debut in 1936. After World War II Cao and Lao She toured the United States for a year.