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The Story Of Han Xiangzi

Author : Erzeng Yang
ISBN : 0295801948
Genre : History
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In this seventeenth-century Chinese novel, Han Xiangzi, best known as one of the Eight Immortals, seeks and achieves immortality and then devotes himself to converting his materialistic, politically ambitious Confucian uncle - Han Yu, a real historical figure - to Daoism. Written in lively vernacular prose interspersed with poems and songs, the novel takes its readers across China, to the heavens, and into the underworld. Readers listen to debates among Confucians, Daoists, and Buddhists and witness trials of faith and the performance of magical feats. In the mode of the famous religious novel Journey to the West (also known in English as Monkey), The Story of Han Xiangzi uses colorful characters, twists of plot, witty dialogue, and action suitable for a superhero comic book to convey its religious message-that worldly life is ephemeral and that true contentment can be found only through Daoist cultivation. This is the first translation into any Western language of Han Xiangzi quanzhuan (literally, The Complete Story of Han Xiangzi). On one level, the novel is a delightful adventure; on another, it is serious theology. Although The Story of Han Xiangzi's irreverent attitude toward the Confucian establishment prevented its acceptance by literary critics in imperial China, it has remained popular among Chinese readers for four centuries. Philip Clart's Introduction outlines the Han Xiangzi story cycle, presents Yang Erzeng in his social context, assesses the literary merits and religious significance of the text, and explores the theory and practice of inner alchemy. This unabridged translation will appeal to students of Chinese literature and to general readers who enjoy international fiction, as well as to readers with an interest in Daoism.

The Novel An Alternative History 1600 1800

Author : Steven Moore
ISBN : 9781623565190
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Winner of the Christian Gauss Award for excellence in literary scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Society Having excavated the world's earliest novels in his previous book, literary historian Steven Moore explores in this sequel the remarkable flowering of the novel between the years 1600 and 1800-from Don Quixote to America's first big novel, an homage to Cervantes entitled Modern Chivalry. This is the period of such classic novels as Tom Jones, Candide, and Dangerous Liaisons, but beyond the dozen or so recognized classics there are hundreds of other interesting novels that appeared then, known only to specialists: Spanish picaresques, French heroic romances, massive Chinese novels, Japanese graphic novels, eccentric English novels, and the earliest American novels. These minor novels are not only interesting in their own right, but also provide the context needed to appreciate why the major novels were major breakthroughs. The novel experienced an explosive growth spurt during these centuries as novelists experimented with different forms and genres: epistolary novels, romances, Gothic thrillers, novels in verse, parodies, science fiction, episodic road trips, and family sagas, along with quirky, unclassifiable experiments in fiction that resemble contemporary, avant-garde works. As in his previous volume, Moore privileges the innovators and outriders, those who kept the novel novel. In the most comprehensive history of this period ever written, Moore examines over 400 novels from around the world in a lively style that is as entertaining as it is informative. Though written for a general audience, The Novel, An Alternative History also provides the scholarly apparatus required by the serious student of the period. This sequel, like its predecessor, is a “zestfully encyclopedic, avidly opinionated, and dazzlingly fresh history of the most 'elastic' of literary forms” (Booklist).

Journal Of Chinese Religions

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ISBN : OSU:32435083771493
Genre : China
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The Resurrected Skeleton

Author : Wilt L. Idema
ISBN : 9780231536516
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The early Chinese text Master Zhuang (Zhuangzi) is well known for its relativistic philosophy and colorful anecdotes. In the work, Zhuang Zhou ca. 300 B.C.E.) dreams that he is a butterfly and wonders, upon awaking, if he in fact dreamed that he was a butterfly or if the butterfly is now dreaming that it is Zhuang Zhou. The text also recounts Master Zhuang's encounter with a skull, which praises the pleasures of death over the toil of living. This anecdote became popular with Chinese poets of the second and third century C.E. and found renewed significance with the founders of Quanzhen Daoism in the twelfth century. The Quanzhen masters transformed the skull into a skeleton and treated the object as a metonym for death and a symbol of the refusal of enlightenment. Later preachers made further revisions, adding Master Zhuang's resurrection of the skeleton, a series of accusations made by the skeleton against the philosopher, and the enlightenment of the magistrate who judges their case. The legend of the skeleton was widely popular throughout the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), and the fiction writer Lu Xun (1881–1936) reimagined it in the modern era. The first book in English to trace the development of the legend and its relationship to centuries of change in Chinese philosophy and culture, The Resurrected Skeleton translates and contextualizes the story's major adaptations and draws parallels with the Muslim legend of Jesus's encounter with a skull and the European tradition of the Dance of Death. Translated works include versions of the legend in the form of popular ballads and plays, together with Lu Xun's short story of the 1930s, underlining the continuity between traditional and modern Chinese culture.

Asiatische Studien

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132664561
Genre : Asia
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The Cambridge History Of Chinese Literature

Author : Kang-i Sun Chang
ISBN : 0521855594
Genre : Chinese literature
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This title presents an up-to-date comprehensive treatment of Chinese literature from classical times to the present.

Journal Of Asian History

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ISBN : UCSD:31822037408663
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China Review International

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ISBN : MINN:31951P01163593W
Genre : China
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Choice

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123444304
Genre : Academic libraries
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Author : 金乃逯
ISBN : UCSD:31822028085595
Genre : China
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Asian Folklore Studies

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ISBN : IND:30000075005102
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Catalogue Of Late Yuan And Ming Ceramics In The British Museum

Author : British Museum
ISBN : UOM:39015054305092
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The British Museum holds the worlds broadest collection of Ming ceramics. Nearly a thousand items are here illustrated, identified, dated and discussed, incorporating the most up-to-date archaeological discoveries and scientific research previously available only in Chinese or specialist journals. Five introductory essays provide an accessible framework. Each of the catalogues twenty chapters is then introduced with a brief summary of its defining characteristics. A wealth of additional information is clearly interpreted and presented in a series of appendices, tables and maps for ease of reference and research by collectors, students and scholars.

China Tourism

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ISBN : UCLA:L0096992375
Genre : China
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Bulletin

Author : Östasiatiska museet
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012695255
Genre : China
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"Bibliography of publications based upon collections made with the support of the Swedish China research committee, by Fr. E. Åhlander": Bulletin no. 1, p. 185-191.

The Magic Lotus Lantern And Other Tales From The Han Chinese

Author : Haiwang Yuan
ISBN : 1591582946
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Focusing specifically on the stories of the Han Chinese (the largest ethnic group in China, numbering over a billion people), this collection presents more than 50 tales, both well known and obscure--from "Monkeys Fishing the Moon" and "The Butterfly Lovers" to "Painted Skin" and "Dragon Princess." These are stories that will enchant listeners of all ages, while providing a glimpse into Chinese traditions and ways of thought. To further enhance cultural understanding, the tales are supplemented with historical and cultural background, notes on storytelling, crafts and games, recipes, proverbs, color photos, a map, a glossary, and more.

Journal Of Daoist Studies

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ISBN : IND:30000128699497
Genre : Taoism
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Women Of China

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123023538
Genre : Women
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The Teachings And Practices Of The Early Quanzhen Taoist Masters

Author : Stephen Eskildsen
ISBN : 0791460452
Genre : Social Science
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Explores the religion developed by the Quanzhen Taoists, who sought to cultivate the mind not only through seated meditation, but also throughout the daily activities of life.

Vajra Bodhi Sea

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Genre : Buddhism
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ISBN : 9627101168
Genre : Ivories
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Catalog of an important exhibition of Chinese ivory based on the collection of Dr. Simon Kwan, featuring two hundred items dating from the Shang dynasty to the early twentieth century. It presents a comprehensive survey of historical development as well as the artistic achievement of Chinese ivory.

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