Causality and Containment in Seventeenth-century Chinese Fiction (BOK)

Causality and Containment in Seventeenth-century Chinese Fiction (BOK)

K. McMahon

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A number of features characterize late Ming vernacular fiction as part of the general cultural expansion of that period. These features centrally include the exposition of sexual transgression and the function of containment, by which is meant the ideology of the control of desires. The late Ming writers are studiously devoted to illustrating minute, obscene, or erotic details that belief the decorum of the orthodox surface. However, this subversiveness of detail decreases in intensity from the late Ming to the early Qing, when values of containment are reinvoked. Related topics are: the theme of causality and its role in the story's mapping of the logic of adultery; adultery as an emblem of the woman's escape from containment and the use of the narrative topos of the gap in the wall as a locus of sexual transgression.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 1988 Forfatter K. McMahon
Forlag
BERTRAMS
ISBN 9789004085459
Antall sider 169 Dimensjoner 16cm x 24cm x 1cm
Vekt 318 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: c 1500 to c 1800