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The Resource The Resurrected Skeleton : from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun, Wilt L. Idema

The Resurrected Skeleton : from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun, Wilt L. Idema

Label
The Resurrected Skeleton : from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun
Title
The Resurrected Skeleton
Title remainder
from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun
Statement of responsibility
Wilt L. Idema
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Idema, W. L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Translations from the Asian classics
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  • Zhuangzi
  • Zhuangzi
  • Zhuang, Zhou
  • Chinese literature
  • Resurrection in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • RELIGION
  • Chinese literature
  • Literature
  • Resurrection in literature
  • Rezeption
  • Skelett
  • Tod
  • Chinese literature
  • Literary Studies
  • Literatur in anderen Sprachen
  • Literature in Diverse Languages
  • Literature
  • Other Nations and Languages
  • Resurrection in literature
Label
The Resurrected Skeleton : from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun, Wilt L. Idema
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Master Zhuang sighs over the skeleton in Northern and Southern lyrics and songs, parts 1 and 2 / Du Hui -- Master Zhuang lamenting the skeleton / Ding Yaokang -- Free and easy roaming / Wang Yinglin -- The butterfly dream / Chunshuzhai -- The precious scroll of Master Zhuang's Butterfly dream and Skeleton -- "Raising the dead" / Lu Xun
Control code
ocn881805404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231536516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • a0ed8c0c-cef9-457c-98a0-0b8eaa2404cc
  • 22573/ctt6qtgrs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881805404
Label
The Resurrected Skeleton : from Zhuangzi to Lu Xun, Wilt L. Idema
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Master Zhuang sighs over the skeleton in Northern and Southern lyrics and songs, parts 1 and 2 / Du Hui -- Master Zhuang lamenting the skeleton / Ding Yaokang -- Free and easy roaming / Wang Yinglin -- The butterfly dream / Chunshuzhai -- The precious scroll of Master Zhuang's Butterfly dream and Skeleton -- "Raising the dead" / Lu Xun
Control code
ocn881805404
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231536516
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • a0ed8c0c-cef9-457c-98a0-0b8eaa2404cc
  • 22573/ctt6qtgrs
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881805404

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