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The Resource Spirit and self in medieval China : the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy, Nanxiu Qian

Spirit and self in medieval China : the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy, Nanxiu Qian

Label
Spirit and self in medieval China : the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy
Title
Spirit and self in medieval China
Title remainder
the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
Nanxiu Qian
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Shih-shuo hsin-yu, conventionally translated as A New Account of Tales of the World, is one of the most significant works in the entire Chinese literary tradition. It established a genre (the Shih-shuo t'i) and inspired dozens of imitations from the later part of the Tang dynasty (618-907) to the early Republican era of the twentieth century. The Shih-shuo hsin-yu consists of more than a thousand historical anecdotes about elite life in the late Han dynasty and the Wei-Chin period (about A.D. 150-420). Despite a general recognition of the place of the Shih-shuo hsin-yu in China's literary history (and to a lesser extent that of Japan), the genre itself has never been adequately defined or thoroughly studied. Spirit and Self in Medieval China offers the first thorough study in any language of the origins and evolution of the Shih-shuo t'i based on a comprehensive literary analysis of the Shih-shuo hsin-yu and a systematic documentation and examination of more than thirty imitations. The study also contributes to the growing interest in the Chinese idea of individual identity. By focusing on the Shin-shuo genre, which provides the starting point in China for a systematic literary construction of the self, it demonstrates that, contrary to Western assertions of a timeless Chinese "tradition," an authentic understanding of personhood in China changed continually and often significantly in response to changing historical and cultural circumstances
Cataloging source
CN8ML
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Qian, Nanxiu
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Liu, Yiqing
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Liu, Yiqing, -- 403-444. -- Shi shuo xin yu
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • General
Label
Spirit and self in medieval China : the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy, Nanxiu Qian
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-504) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. From character appraisal to character writing : the formation of the Shih-shuo genre -- part 2. The narrative art of the Shihshuohsin-yü -- part 3. Discontinuity along the line of continuity : imitations of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü
Control code
ocn798298041
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 520 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824823979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798298041
Label
Spirit and self in medieval China : the Shih-shuo hsin-y and its legacy, Nanxiu Qian
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-504) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. From character appraisal to character writing : the formation of the Shih-shuo genre -- part 2. The narrative art of the Shihshuohsin-yü -- part 3. Discontinuity along the line of continuity : imitations of the Shih-shuo hsin-yü
Control code
ocn798298041
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 520 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824823979
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)798298041

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