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The novel and theatrical imagination in early modern China

Author: Chun Mei
Publisher: Boston : Brill, 2011.
Series: Sinica Leidensia, 101.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using the concept of theatricality to study Water Margin and Journey to the West, this study illustrates how writing and reading in early modern China became fused with a theatrical imagination in  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mei, Chun, 1976-
Novel and theatrical imagination in early modern China.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
(OCoLC)743356043
Named Person: Cheng'en Wu; Wu, Cheng'en; Xi you ji.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chun Mei
ISBN: 9789004191662 9004191666
OCLC Number: 682903107
Description: 277 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Xi in early modern context. Theatrum mundi: the theatrical, the playful, the ephemeral; the structuring of Xi in illustrations and a prologue theatrical --
Part II. Playful theatricals: Shuihu zhuan and Xiyou ji. Staging, spectacles, and acts of recognition; Staging, mimicry, and acts of appropriation; Acting, quren, and the authenticity of incongruity; Acting, jiaren, and the artifice of congruity; Viewing: perceptive and fleshly eyes --
Part III. Didactic theater versus playful theatricals: tropes of theater in Zhishang chuntai and Wusheng xi.
Series Title: Sinica Leidensia, 101.
Responsibility: by Mei Chun.

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