Fiction's Family: Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late-Qing China by Ellen Widmer (review)

Fiction's Family: Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late-Qing China by Ellen Widmer... Reviews 79 piety and pawns his jacket to buy his sick mother medicine, but the dishonest Merchant Wang sells him ineffective medicine that makes her worse. Zhang then takes his wife and son to the temple of the Great Thearch of the Eastern Marchmount, prepared to throw his three-year-old son into the pool of fire in the hope that his mother would get well through his act of filial piety. An infernal spirit saves the child, but Merchant Wang's son falls into the fire and dies. West and Idema have made another significant, groundbreaking contribution to traditional Chinese drama. Both the analytical essay and the introductions to the Yuan and Ming scripts draw from primary sources and secondary scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages. The specialist will marvel at the meticulous research on the previously neglected Yuan scripts while sharing the generalist's appreciation for the expertise and craft that transformed the difficult seven Yuan scripts and four Ming recensions into English texts that are highly accurate and read with a natural flow. This volume should be assigned reading for students of Chinese literature and drama as much as for students of Chinese history. Indeed, five of these http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

Fiction's Family: Zhan Xi, Zhan Kai, and the Business of Women in Late-Qing China by Ellen Widmer (review)

China Review International, Volume 22 (1) – Apr 14, 2015

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Reviews 79 piety and pawns his jacket to buy his sick mother medicine, but the dishonest Merchant Wang sells him ineffective medicine that makes her worse. Zhang then takes his wife and son to the temple of the Great Thearch of the Eastern Marchmount, prepared to throw his three-year-old son into the pool of fire in the hope that his mother would get well through his act of filial piety. An infernal spirit saves the child, but Merchant Wang's son falls into the fire and dies. West and Idema have made another significant, groundbreaking contribution to traditional Chinese drama. Both the analytical essay and the introductions to the Yuan and Ming scripts draw from primary sources and secondary scholarship in Chinese, Japanese, and Western languages. The specialist will marvel at the meticulous research on the previously neglected Yuan scripts while sharing the generalist's appreciation for the expertise and craft that transformed the difficult seven Yuan scripts and four Ming recensions into English texts that are highly accurate and read with a natural flow. This volume should be assigned reading for students of Chinese literature and drama as much as for students of Chinese history. Indeed, five of these

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