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The Resource The fountainhead of Chinese erotica : the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan), with a translation and critical edition, Charles R. Stone

The fountainhead of Chinese erotica : the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan), with a translation and critical edition, Charles R. Stone

Label
The fountainhead of Chinese erotica : the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan)
Title
The fountainhead of Chinese erotica
Title remainder
the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan)
Statement of responsibility
with a translation and critical edition, Charles R. Stone
Title variation
Lord of perfect satisfaction
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
The Lord of Perfect Satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan), a short work of fiction from the early sixteenth century, tells the story of the Tang dynasty's notorious Wu Zetian, the only woman to rule as emperor of China. It is famous not for the history it relates, but for its graphic sexual descriptions--the first ever in a Chinese novel--purportedly given from a woman's point of view. Despite its renown and unmistakable influence on later writing, the origins and significance of the Ruyijun zhuan have never been explored, in any language, and until now it has never been translated. Its date of composition is unknown, its author unidentified. One of its earliest appraisals, written by a contemporary scholar known for his conservatism, maintains that the Ruyijun zhuan is a moral work notwithstanding its sexual content. Combining a complete translation with a detailed and far-ranging study of the text, The Fountainhead of Chinese Erotica places this important cultural document into historical context and offers possibilities on its meaning
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Ruyijun zhuan
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Stone, Charles R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xu, Changling
  • Xu, Changling
  • Xu, Changling
  • Xu, Changling
  • Englisch, ..
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Übersetzung
  • Englisch
Label
The fountainhead of Chinese erotica : the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan), with a translation and critical edition, Charles R. Stone
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Later works
  • The moral
  • Part two: translation and original text.
  • Annotated translation
  • Critical edition
  • Part one: context and analysis.
  • Pornography and the West
  • Precursors
  • Desire in the Ming Dynasty
  • Authorship
  • Speculations about contemporary events
  • Sources
  • Preface, postscript, and colophon
Control code
ocn606947935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862589
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862589
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r3wr
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606947935
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The fountainhead of Chinese erotica : the lord of perfect satisfaction (Ruyijun zhuan), with a translation and critical edition, Charles R. Stone
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-258) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Later works
  • The moral
  • Part two: translation and original text.
  • Annotated translation
  • Critical edition
  • Part one: context and analysis.
  • Pornography and the West
  • Precursors
  • Desire in the Ming Dynasty
  • Authorship
  • Speculations about contemporary events
  • Sources
  • Preface, postscript, and colophon
Control code
ocn606947935
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824862589
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824862589
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62r3wr
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)606947935
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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