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Author Shen, Jing, 1967-

Title Playwrights and literary games in seventeenth-century China : plays by Tang Xianzu, Mei Dingzuo, Wu Bing, Li Yu, and Kong Shangren / Jing Shen
Published Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2010

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 320 pages)
Series Challenges Facing Chinese
Challenges Facing Chinese
Contents Playwrights and their circles -- History and criticism of traditional Chinese theater -- Huo Xiaoyu zhuan in Zichai ji -- Liushi zhuan in Yuhe ji -- The poetic constructions of (gendered) identities in Lü mudan -- An ironic perspective on love poeticized in Fengzheng wu -- Bimuyu -- Taohua shan
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chinese drama -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- History and criticism
Chinese drama -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- History and criticism
Theater -- China -- History
Dramatists, Chinese.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Chinese drama
Chinese drama -- Ming dynasty
Dramatists, Chinese
Qing Dynasty (China)
Theater
China
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021678484
ISBN 9780739138595
0739138596
0739138596