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Appropriation and Representation: Feng Menglong and the Chinese Vernacular Story Shuhui Yang

Appropriation and Representation: Feng Menglong and the Chinese Vernacular Story

Shuhui Yang

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ISBN : 9780892641253
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195 pages
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This study of Feng Menglongs formulation and promotion of vernacular literature focuses on his Sanyan works (Yushi mingyan, Jingshi tongyan, and Xingshi hengyan), first published in the 1620s. Adapting the perspectives of ventriloquism and dialogismMoreThis study of Feng Menglongs formulation and promotion of vernacular literature focuses on his Sanyan works (Yushi mingyan, Jingshi tongyan, and Xingshi hengyan), first published in the 1620s. Adapting the perspectives of ventriloquism and dialogism from Bakhtin and Holquist, Yang proposes a model of development into which he places Fengs works and uses this model to explain Fengs approach to selecting and working with his source materials.Yang locates Feng Menglongs Sanyan in the broader cultural milieu of the late Ming and discusses the then-dominant archaist movement in literature, literati marginality and anxieties, the subversive use of folk works, and the meiren xiangcao tradition--appropriating a female identity to express male frustration.Shuhui Yang is Associate Professor of Chinese, Bates College.