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Author Sibau, Maria Franca, author

Title Reading for the moral : exemplarity and the Confucian moral imagination in seventeenth-century Chinese short fiction / Maria Franca Sibau
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages) : illustrations
Series SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
Contents Introduction: Reading for the moral -- Filial quests -- Filial transactions -- The spectrum of loyalty -- Female exemplarity and the violence of virtue -- Interchangeable brothers -- Friends in need and friends in deed
Summary Reassesses didacticism in seventeenth-century Chinese vernacular fiction and challenges the view that the late Ming was a notoriously immoral time
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Chinese fiction -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- History and criticism
Chinese fiction -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- History and criticism
Literature and morals -- China -- History -- 17th century
Short stories, Chinese -- History and criticism
Ethics in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
Chinese fiction
Chinese fiction -- Ming dynasty
Ethics in literature
Literature and morals
Qing Dynasty (China)
Short stories, Chinese
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781438469911