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Author Stevenson, Mark

Title Homoeroticism in Imperial China : a Sourcebook
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013


Description 1 online resource (305 pages)
Contents Homoeroticism in Imperial ChinaA sourcebook; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1Histories and Philosophers; 1.1 Extract from Remainder of the Zhou Documents (Yi Zhou shu), fourth century BCE; 1.2 Extract from The Annals of Master Yan (Yanzi Chunqiu), fourth century BCE ; 1.3 Extract from Han Feizi (Han Feizi), third century BCE; 1.4 Extracts from Zuo's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Zuo zhuan), third century BCE; 1.5 Extracts from Strategies of the Warring States (Zhanguo ce), first century BCE
1.6 Extract from A Garden of Stories (Shuo yuan), first century BCE1.7 Extract from Records of the Historian (Shiji), second to first century BCE; 1.8 Extract from The History of the Former Han (Han shu), first century CE; 1.9 Extract from History of the Chen (Chenshu), early seventh century; 1.10 Extract from The History of the Ming, early eighteenth century; Part 2 Poetry; 2.1 Poetry Compendia; 2.1.1 Poems from New Songs from a Jade Terrace (Yutai xinyong), compiled by Xu Ling (507-83)
2.1.2 Poem from Literature Collected and Arranged by Topic (Yiwen leiju, 624), compiled by Ouyang Xun (557-641)2.1.3 Selected songs from Love Songs and Folksongs (Guazhi'er, Shange), compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646); 2.1.4 Selected songs from Folksongs from the Theatre World of Beijing (Beiping liyuan zhuzhi shi), compiled by Zhang Cixi, 1937; 2.2 Individual Poets; 2.2.1 Tang Xianzu (1550-1616); 2.2.2 Wu Weiye (Wu Meicun, 1609-72); 2.2.3 Qian Qianyi (1582-1664); 2.2.4 Gong Dingzi (1615-73); 2.2.5 Chen Weisong (1625-82); 2.2.6 Yuan Mei (1716-98); 2.2.7 Jiang Shiquan (1725-84)
2.2.8 Zhao Yi (1727-1814)2.2.9 Liang Shaoren (1792-?1837); 2.2.10 Li Ciming (1829-94); Part 3 Drama; 3.1 Libretti; 3.1.1 A Male Queen Consort, Wang Jide (d. 1632); 3.1.2 Act Ten from The Loving Perfume Companion, Li Yu (1611-80); 3.1.3 The Catamite, Huang Fangyin (late Ming); 3.2 Flower-Guides; 3.2.1 Extracts from A Small Book on the Orchids of Yan (Yanlan xiaopu, 1785), Wu Changyuan; 3.2.2 Extracts from Record of the Tear Stained Golden Stage (Jintai canlei ji, 1829), Zhang Jiliang (Huaxu Daifu)
3.2.3 Extracts from A Guide to the Jade Shoots of the dingyou Year (Dingnian yusun zhi, 1837), Yang Maojian (Ruizhu jiushi)3.2.4 Extracts from Fragmentary Records from Dreams of Past Glory (Menghua suobu, 1843), Yang Maojian (Ruizhu jiushi); 3.2.5 Extract from A Joint Record of Shining Lads (Mingtong helu, 1864), Yu Budiaotu and Dianchunsheng; 3.2.6 Extracts from Words on Opera from Yueman Hall (Yuemantang juhua), Li Ciming; 3.2.7 Extracts from A Record of Fragmented Dreams from South of Xuanwu Gate (Xuannan lingmeng lu, 1875), Shen Taimou; Part 4 Fiction
Summary Bringing together over sixty pre-modern Chinese primary sources on same-sex desire in English translation, Homoeroticism in Imperial China is an important addition to the growing field of the comparative history of sexuality and provides a window onto the continuous cultural relevance of same-sex desire in Chinese history. Negotiating what can be a challenging area for both specialists and non-specialists alike, this sourcebook provides:accurate translations of key original extracts from classical Chineseconcise explanations of th
Notes 4.1 From The Stones Nodded Assent (Shi dian tou), early seventeenth century
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Subject Chinese literature -- History and criticism -- Sources
Homosexuality in literature.
Homosexuality -- China -- History
Chinese literature
Homosexuality in literature
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Wu, Cuncun
ISBN 9781135131760