The Cortesan's Jewel Box Kindle Æ The Cortesan's PDF

The Cortesan's Jewel Box Kindle Æ The Cortesan's PDF


4 thoughts on “The Cortesan's Jewel Box

  1. Dolina Dolina says:

    The book has a nice collection of short stories dealing with Chinese culture Confucian thought officials concubines courtesans and thieves One of the best stories deals with the trickster thief Lazy Dragon and his exploits Money is at the heart of many of the stories as is the desire forofficial position so one can make money Corrupt officials play a major role in many tales The poetry and copies of woodblock prints illustrating some stories add to the book's appeal


  2. Chris Chris says:

    My favourite stories of the bunch are The Courtesan's Jewel Box and The Oil Peddler and the Plum Flower Girl I read this while browsing through the collection in my university library so sometime between 2000 and 2004?


  3. Meghan Fidler Meghan Fidler says:

    This book is a collection of Song Dynasty oral narratives which were collected by scholars during the Ming Dynasty While I doubt that the narratives were 'preserved' in their original form the stories in this book are nonetheless interesting It would be a bit time consuming to summarize each of the 20 stories in this collection Overall the collection is strong study of gender and gendered expectations including beauty and betrayal The stories also illustrate just how common torture was during any authorized interrogation it is noteworthy that some so called 'modern democracies' have not progressed beyond the interrogation techniues of China in the 10th century but I digress Within the book I had five favorite narratives The Foxes' Revenge because I like trickster narratives The Hidden Will depicting the complexities of inheritance and good will with the inclusion of a Concubine and her son in a family The Two Brothers about altruistic acts and adoption and The Tangerines and the Tortoise Shell which I like primarily because it introduces a new kind of dragon I had not yet heard of Finally and my favorite was The Old Gardener Here the devotion and energy created by an old man's careful attention to his flowers gives him access to a greater spiritual realm serving both as protection in life and transcendence in death I rather like this line of thought


  4. Zeezeebell Zeezeebell says:

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The Cortesan's Jewel Box [BOOKS] ✴ The Cortesan's Jewel Box ✻ Yang Xianyi – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This is a selection of popular Chinese stories from the 10th to 17th centuries These stories were written in the spoken language that developed as a literary medium after the emergence of an urban com This is a selection of popular Chinese stories from the th to th centuries These stories were written in the spoken language that developed as a literary medium after the emergence of an urban commercial economy in the Song Dynasty AD originally the manuscripts of ordinary The Cortesan's PDF \ street storytellers this genre of fiction deriving its material from the life and times of the period with vivid writing and intricate plots descriptions that are natural and vivacious has now attained a lofty place in literature The twenty stories in this book are selected from over two hundred in several collections published at the beginning of the th century The illustrations included in this volume are taken from contemporary editions.

  • Paperback
  • 556 pages
  • The Cortesan's Jewel Box
  • Yang Xianyi
  • English
  • 14 November 2014
  • 9781589634336