Playwrights and literary games in seventeenth-century China : plays by Tang Xianzu, Mei Dingzuo, Wu Bing, Li Yu, and Kong Shangren
- Jing Shen.
- English, Chinese. English; some text in Chinese with English translations.
- Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2010.
- Physical description
- xiii, 320 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
- Shen, Jing, 1967-
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-300) and index.
- Chapter 1 Prologue
- Part 2 Part I: Contexts
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 2: Playwrights and Their Circles
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 3: History and Criticism of Traditional Chinese Theater
- Part 6 Part II: The Appropriation and Conversion of Chuanqi Fiction in Ming Plays
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 4: Huo Xiaoyu zhuan in Zichai ji
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 5: Liushi zhuan in Yuhe ji
- Part 9 Part III: Textual Constructions of (Gendered) Subjectivities
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 6: The Poetic Constructions of (Gendered) Identities in Lu mudan
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 7: An Ironic Perspective on Love Poeticized in Fengzheng wu
- Part 12 Part IV: Plays-Within-Plays
- Chapter 13
- Chapter 8: Bimuyu
- Chapter 14
- Chapter 9: Taohua shan
- Chapter 15 Final Conclusions 16 Appendix: Plot Summaries.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
As the first full-length English language survey of China's rich and sophisticated chuanqi drama, Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China offers detailed analyses of six canonical plays in the broad socio-historical context of late imperial China, supported by the application of both traditional and modern critical theories. Portraying the playwrights as creative readers of their cultural heritage, this study examines their plays as the products of their attachment to traditions and pursuit of novelty to surpass traditions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 9780739138571 (cloth : alk. paper)
- 073913857X (cloth : alk. paper)
- 9780739138595 (electronic)
- 0739138596 (electronic)
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