Reading China by Berg, D. (ed.), Daria Berg PDF

By Berg, D. (ed.), Daria Berg

ISBN-10: 9004154833

ISBN-13: 9789004154834

ISBN-10: 9047411463

ISBN-13: 9789047411468

This quantity develops a brand new variety of studying chinese language resources, as pioneered in chinese language stories through Professor Glen Dudbridge, delivering attention-grabbing new insights into chinese language literature, heritage and pop culture. The research of self-fashioning, illustration and political propaganda sheds new mild on chinese language perceptions of the area.

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The tempter thus dies by the hand of the tempted, as Liang wreaks bitter revenge on the man who first suggested selling Cuixian. What emerges from this discussion is how radically Pu Songling has managed to transform a traditional kind of story, even while retaining some of its characteristic features. As there is never any emotional bond between Cuixian and Liang Youcai, this is no longer a tragic tale of love betrayed. The selfishness and lack of principle which form only part of the psychological makeup of Li and Mo Ji are magnified to enormous proportions in the person of Liang Youcai, who acts like a monstrous lampoon of his counterparts in the vernacular stories.

Yama sentences them both to be reborn as dogs, the examiner as punishment for mistreatment of his parents in his second life, Xing for his callous disregard of human life. The adversaries then kill each other in a dogfight in their third lives. 1332). The vagaries of the examination system, which cause their vendetta in the first place, are also the key to their reconciliation. The comic elements in ‘Qiu Daniang’ derive from a similar situ-ation to that in ‘An Old Protegé Thrice Rewards his Benefactor,’ although the tale also follows in a tradition of vernacular short stories such as ‘Lü Dalang Unites his Family by Returning Gold’ and ‘Huai 46 Jingu qiguan, 21: 393.

Around midnight a row erupted between the couple, Gengniang did not know why. ” Wang hit her, and the wife screamed: “Go ahead and kill me! ” Wang roared with rage, and pushed her out the door. She then heard a resounding splash, and the cry arose that the wife had drowned. Before long, they reached Nanking and Wang conducted Gengniang to his house, where he introduced her to his mother. The old woman was taken aback to see that he had returned with a new wife. ” When they returned to his quarters, he again wanted to take liberties with her.

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