Carnival in China : a reading of the Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan

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Abstract Daria Berg's book, Carnival in China: A Reading of the Xingshi yinyuan zhuan (2002), explores how a seventeenth-century Chinese dystopian novel portrays local society in comic and grotesque close-up. Using an array of sources-fiction, poetry, texts on medical ethics, religious thought, political and philosophical treatises, morality books and local gazetteers-Carnival in China develops a new style of reading that provides insight into the desires, dreams, fears and nightmares of seventeenth-century Chinese citizens.
Authors Berg, Daria
Language English
Keywords classical chinese literature, chinese literature, chinese studies, sinology
Subjects cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SHSS - Kulturen, Institutionen, Maerkte (KIM)
Refereed No
Date 2002
Publisher Brill
Place of Publication Leiden
Series Name China studies
Number Vol. 1
Page Range 421
ISBN 90-04-12426-8
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Daria Berg
Date Deposited 25 Nov 2011 12:59
Last Modified 20 Jul 2022 17:08


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Berg, Daria : Carnival in China : a reading of the Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan. Leiden : Brill, 2002, - ISBN 90-04-12426-8.

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