Late Ming and Qing Novels
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This paper introduces several Chinese novels in English translation, noting what they tell of culture and society in the late Ming and Qing periods. The paper addresses the rise of Taoism as compared with an older Confucian and Buddhist heritage, ideas on women and what was really happening in the educated classes. The paper refers to novels and theoretical works.
From the Paper:"This paper introduces several Chinese novels in English translation, noting what they tell of culture and society in the late Ming and Qing periods. The reader finds dark themes to do with women but also satirical approaches to the hated Manchu dynasty and people who do not quite live up to what is expected of them. There are many signs of creative or observing authors much distanced from the Qing official culture. English-speaking readers may find a good deal that is not expected, including a sense of humour in those criticizing what could seem a respectable culture."
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