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By Yumin Ao

ISBN-10: 1433130556

ISBN-13: 9781433130557

This booklet is a research of the thematic, narrative, and musical constitution of Yuanqu xuan [A collection of Yuan performs] version of the Yuan zaju (variety play) Dou E yuan [Injustice to Dou E] initially composed via the very hot playwright Guan Hanqing (fl. 1260). even supposing different authors have studied those 3 points of Dou E yuan individually, this can be the 1st finished therapy of the subject as a scholarly monograph in English. Yumin Ao’s research relies at the version of the play within the Yuanqu xuan [A collection of Yuan performs] compiled by way of the Ming writer Zang Maoxun (ca. 1550-1620). Ao proposes that Dou E yuan, as a dramatic narrative which develops via its enactment at the level instead of via verbal presentation as a narrative, screens its integrative constitution of narration via its thematic improvement and inside of its musical conventions.

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36 Other examples are Guan Zhang shuangfu xishu meng, Yuchi Gong danbian duoshuo, Deng Furen kutong ku Cunxiao, Shanshenmiao Peidu huandai, and Liu Furen qingshang wuhou zhai. 37 When Guan arrived in Yangzhou, he was already an octogenarian. The attraction of Yangzhou was not only its natural scenery, but also the chance to meet Zhu Lianxiu 珠簾秀 (years of birth and death unknown) who was one of the famous zaju actresses at that time. Zhu Lianxiu had close contact with the other well-known playwrights and sanqu writers, such as Lu Zhi 盧摯 (ca.

32 Li, Xianqing ouji, 24. 30 | a study on the thematic , narr ative , and m u s i c a l st r u c t ur e their dramatic compositions. Men like Guan Hanqing, of a fairly low social status, who had firsthand knowledge of the performances, participated in the performances in the theatres, with make-up on their faces, … 今南曲盛行於世,無不人人自謂作者,而不知其去元人遠也。元以曲取士,設 十有二科。而關漢卿輩爭挾長技自見,至躬踐排場,面傅粉墨,……33 During the Yuan dynasty, zaju developed into the dominant genre of literature, a position in traditional Chinese literature only matched by the shi 詩 (shi-poetry) of the Tang dynasty, the ci 詞 (ci-poetry) of the Song dynasty, and the xiaoshuo 小說 (vernacular short stories and chapter-divided novels) of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

In the following year (1314), the examination system was resumed. , “Xuanju zhi” 選舉志 (Treatises of State Examination), in Yuan shi 元史 [History of the Yuan Dynasty], vol. 81 (Orig. 1370; Beijing: Zhonghua shuju, 1976; reprint, 1997), 2017–18; and Song, “Renzong Benji” 仁宗本紀 (Annuals of Emperor Renzong), Yuan shi, vol. 24, 558. 6 The famous Song-loyalist painter Zheng Sixiao 鄭思肖 (1241–1318) categorized the social classes in the Yuan times as follows: members of government (guan 官), the lesser officialdom (li 吏), the Buddhist clergy (seng 僧), the Taoist clergy (dao 道), medical men (yi 醫), artisans (gong 工), hunters (lie 獵), commoners in general (min 民), Confucian scholars (ru 儒), and beggars (gai 丐).

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