This volume brings together studies in comparative literature by the late Professor Oldřich Král (1930–2018). As translator, he left an enduring oeuvre of classical Chinese literature in Czech. He also authored History of Chinese Philosophy (2005). However, his theoretical studies were only to be found in various journals and miscellanies, and these are now published together for the first time. Apart from studies in comparative literature, there are essays about Chinese narrative, medieval literary theory, and his approach to translating. The volume also includes interviews he gave to Czech literary journals.