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Title Snakes' legs : sequels, continuations, rewritings, and Chinese fiction / edited by Martin W. Huang
Published Honolulu : University of Hawai'i Press, 2004


Description 1 online resource (vii, 306 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Boundaries and interpretations: some preliminary thoughts on xushu / Martin W. Huang -- Transformations of monkey: Xiyou ji sequels and the inward turn / Qiancheng Li -- In the name of correctness: Ding Yaokang's Xu Jin Ping Mei as a reading of Jin Ping Mei / Siao-Chen Hu -- Eliminating traumatic antinomies: sequels to Honglou meng / Keith McMahon -- Honglou meng sequels and their female readers in nineteenth-century China / Ellen Widmer -- Growing from the waist: the problem of sequeling in Yu Wanchun's Dangkou zhi / Shuhui Yang -- Rewriting the Tang: humor, heroics, and imaginative reading / Robert E. Hegel -- Vindication of patriarchy: Chen Tianchi's Ruyijun zhuan as a critique of the Ming Ruyijin zhuan / H. Laura Wu -- The voices of the re-readers: interpretations of three late-Qing rewrites of Jinhua yuan / Ying Wang -- From self-vindication to self-celebration: the autobiographical journey in Lao Can youji and its sequel / Martin W. Huang
Summary "Snakes' Legs examines sequels (xushu), a common but long-neglected literary phenomenon in traditional China. What prompted writers to produce sequels despite their poor reputation as a genre? What motivated readers to read them? How should we characterize the nature of the relationship between sequels and rewritings? Contributors to this volume illuminate these and other questions, and the collection as a whole offers a comprehensive consideration of this vigorous genre while suggesting fascinating new directions for research."
"Snakes' Legs contains detailed discussions of some representative xushu works from the late Ming and Qing periods, many of which have received little scholarly attention. It will shed light on the development of Chinese fiction and the various textual practices in traditional China as well as account for the genre's continuing vitality in modern times."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
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Subject Chinese fiction -- History and criticism
Sequels (Literature)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- General.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Asian -- Chinese.
Chinese fiction
Sequels (Literature)
18.86 Chinese language and literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Sequels (Literature)
Form Electronic book
Author Huang, Martin W., 1960- editor.
LC no. 2004004794
ISBN 9780824864330