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Passion, Romance, and Qing: The World of Emotions and States of Mind in Peony Pavilion (3 vols.)

Tan, Tian Yuan and Santangelo , Paolo (2014) Passion, Romance, and Qing: The World of Emotions and States of Mind in Peony Pavilion (3 vols.). Leiden, Boston: Brill. (Emotions and States of Mind in East Asia) (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

Passion, Love, and Qing examines the vitality of Peony Pavilion, the most famous drama in Ming China (1368-1644), through four essays (by Isabella Falaschi, Paolo Santangelo, Tian Yuan Tan, and Rossella Ferrari) and an extensive Glossary of specific terms and expressions related to the representation of emotions and states of mind. It explores the evolution and permanence of the universal message about passion or emotions contained in the language of the play. Written in the late Ming, Peony Pavilion embodies the new trends in the ‘cult of passions’ and new sensibility of the times. It is also a rich intertext of love that both inherits the legacy of earlier literary traditions and influences later amatory literature and theatrical performances.

Item Type: Authored Books
Keywords: Tang Xianzu; Mudan ting; Peony Pavilion; Qing; Drama; Emotion; States of Mind
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
ISBN: 9789004277670
Depositing User: Tian Yuan Tan
Date Deposited: 30 May 2014 14:05
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/18477

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