New perspectives on two late Ming novels: "Hsi-yu Pu" and "Jou P'u T'uan"

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Title:
New perspectives on two late Ming novels: "Hsi-yu Pu" and "Jou P'u T'uan"
Author:
Andres, Mark Francis, 1963-
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
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Abstract:
As the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) collapsed, two outstanding novels were authored, Supplement to the Journey to the West (Hsi-yu Pu) and Prayer Mat of Flesh (Jou P'u T'uan). Although modern critics have studied these two works, important aspects of each novel have been overlooked. Therefore, this study explores three elements of Jou P'u T'uan: the novel as a picaresque novel, the hero's character consistency, and the book's morality. Also examined are the Ch'an Buddhist aspects present in Hsi-yu Pu. Information on the authors, editions, and controversies of these novels has also been presented. An initial chapter is provided discussing the historical and intellectual background. Finally, a comparative study of the two authors and their works has been undertaken to further understanding of both novels. Thus, it is hoped that this work has made a valuable contribution to the study of these two novels.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Dong, Yue, 1620-1686. Hsi yu pu.; Li, Yu, 1611-1680? Rou pu tuan. -- English.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Oriental Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Schultz, William R.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleNew perspectives on two late Ming novels: "Hsi-yu Pu" and "Jou P'u T'uan"en_US
dc.creatorAndres, Mark Francis, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAndres, Mark Francis, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAs the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) collapsed, two outstanding novels were authored, Supplement to the Journey to the West (Hsi-yu Pu) and Prayer Mat of Flesh (Jou P'u T'uan). Although modern critics have studied these two works, important aspects of each novel have been overlooked. Therefore, this study explores three elements of Jou P'u T'uan: the novel as a picaresque novel, the hero's character consistency, and the book's morality. Also examined are the Ch'an Buddhist aspects present in Hsi-yu Pu. Information on the authors, editions, and controversies of these novels has also been presented. An initial chapter is provided discussing the historical and intellectual background. Finally, a comparative study of the two authors and their works has been undertaken to further understanding of both novels. Thus, it is hoped that this work has made a valuable contribution to the study of these two novels.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDong, Yue, 1620-1686. Hsi yu pu.en_US
dc.subjectLi, Yu, 1611-1680? Rou pu tuan. -- English.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOriental Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, William R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1333575en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20110480en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16926912en_US
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