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Enchantment and disenchantment : love and illusion in Chinese literature, Wai-yee Li

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Enchantment and disenchantment : love and illusion in Chinese literature
Title
Enchantment and disenchantment
Title remainder
love and illusion in Chinese literature
Statement of responsibility
Wai-yee Li
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a famous episode of the eighteenth-century masterpiece The Dream of the Red Chamber, the goddess Disenchantment introduces the hero, Pao-yü, to the splendors and dangers of the Illusory Realm of Great Void. The goddess, one of the divine women in Chinese literature who inspire contradictory impulses of attachment and detachment, tells Pao-yü that the purpose of his dream visit is "disenchantment through enchantment," or "enlightenment through love." Examining a range of genres from different periods, Wai-yee Li reveals the persistence of the dialectic embodied by the goddess: while illusion originates in love and desire, it is only through love and desire that illusion can be transcended.Li begins by defining the context of these issues through the study of an entire poetic tradition, placing special emphasis on the role of language and of the feminine element. Then, focusing on the "dream plays" by T'ang Hsien-tsu, she turns to the late Ming, an age which discovers radical subjectivity, and goes on to explore a seventeenth-century collection of classical tales, Records of the Strange from the Liao-chai Studio by P'u Sung-ling. The latter half of the book is devoted to a thorough analysis of The Dream of the Red Chamber, the most profound treatment of the dialectic of enchantment and disenchantment, love and enlightenment, illusion and reality.Originally published in 1993.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
E7B
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Li, Wai-yee
Dewey number
895.1/09
Index
index present
LC call number
PL2275.L68
LC item number
L5 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Princeton legacy library
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  • Chinese literature
  • Love in literature
  • Illusion in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Chinese literature
  • Illusion in literature
  • Love in literature
Label
Enchantment and disenchantment : love and illusion in Chinese literature, Wai-yee Li
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Self-Reflexivity and the Lyrical Ideal in Hung-Iou meng
  • CHAPTER SIX. Disenchantment and Order in Hung-Iou meng
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Epilogue: The Compass of Irony
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE. The Genealogy of Disenchantment
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Late-Mmg Moment
  • CHAPTER THREE. Desire and Order in Liao-chai chih-i
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Beginnings: Enchantment and Irony m Hung-Iou meng
Control code
889251281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt735vpd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251281
Label
Enchantment and disenchantment : love and illusion in Chinese literature, Wai-yee Li
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Self-Reflexivity and the Lyrical Ideal in Hung-Iou meng
  • CHAPTER SIX. Disenchantment and Order in Hung-Iou meng
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Epilogue: The Compass of Irony
  • Works Cited
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • CHAPTER ONE. The Genealogy of Disenchantment
  • CHAPTER TWO. The Late-Mmg Moment
  • CHAPTER THREE. Desire and Order in Liao-chai chih-i
  • CHAPTER FOUR. Beginnings: Enchantment and Irony m Hung-Iou meng
Control code
889251281
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (307 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400863327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt735vpd
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)889251281

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