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Playwrights and Literary Games in Seventeenth-Century China: Plays by Tang Xianzu, Mei Dingzuo, Wu Bing, Li Yu, and Kong Shangren

Social science


by
Jing Shen

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 334 pages

File size: 1.6 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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.

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… (more)

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.

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