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The Resource Idle talk under the bean arbor : a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection, compiled by Aina the Layman ; with commentary by Ziran the Eccentric Wanderer ; edited by Robert E. Hegel

Idle talk under the bean arbor : a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection, compiled by Aina the Layman ; with commentary by Ziran the Eccentric Wanderer ; edited by Robert E. Hegel

Label
Idle talk under the bean arbor : a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection
Title
Idle talk under the bean arbor
Title remainder
a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection
Statement of responsibility
compiled by Aina the Layman ; with commentary by Ziran the Eccentric Wanderer ; edited by Robert E. Hegel
Title variation
Seventeenth-century Chinese story collection
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"Written around 1660, the unique Chinese short story collection Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor (Doupeng xianhua), by the author known only as Aina the Layman, uses the seemingly innocuous setting of neighbors swapping yarns on hot summer days under a shady arbor to create a series of stories that embody deep disillusionment with traditional values. The tales, ostensibly told by different narrators, parody heroic legends and explore issues that contributed to the fall of the Ming dynasty a couple of decades before this collection was written, including self-centeredness and social violence. These stories speak to all troubled times, demanding that readers confront the pretense that may lurk behind moralistic stances. Idle Talk under the Bean Arbor presents all twelve stories in English translation along with notes from the original commentator, as well as a helpful introduction and analysis of individual stories."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ainajushi
Dewey number
895.13/4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PL2698.A4
LC item number
D68 2017eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hegel, Robert E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short stories, Chinese
  • Chinese fiction
  • FICTION
  • Chinese fiction
  • Qing Dynasty (China)
  • Short stories, Chinese
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Asian / Chinese
Label
Idle talk under the bean arbor : a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection, compiled by Aina the Layman ; with commentary by Ziran the Eccentric Wanderer ; edited by Robert E. Hegel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Cover; IDLE TALK UNDER THE BEAN ARBOR; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Gossip and Exaggeration in Aina's Short Stories; Terms of Measurement and Titles; Chronology of China's Historical Periods (Dynasties and States); IDLE TALK UNDER THE BEAN ARBOR; PREFACE; FOREWORD; SESSION 1 Jie Zhitui Sets Fire to His Jealous Wife; SESSION 2 Fan Li Drowns Xishi in West Lake; SESSION 3 A Court-Appointed Gentleman Squanders His Wealth but Takes Power; SESSION 4 The Commissioner's Son Wastes His Patrimony to Revive the Family
  • SESSION 5 The Little Beggar Who Was Truly FilialSESSION 6 The Exalted Monks Who Faked Transcendence; SESSION 7 On Shouyang Mountain, Shuqi Becomes a Turncoat; SESSION 8 With a Transparent Stone, Master Wei Opens Blind Eyes; SESSION 9 Liu the Brave Tests a Horse on the Yuyang Road; SESSION 10 Freeloader Jia Forms a League on Tiger Hill; SESSION 11 In Death, Commander Dang Beheads His Enemy; SESSION 12 In Detail, Rector Chen Discourses on the Cosmos; Afterthoughts on Stories; Historical and Cultural References; Notes; Glossary of Chinese Characters; Bibliography; Contributors
Control code
979417407
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295999982
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctg1tz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979417407
Label
Idle talk under the bean arbor : a seventeenth-century Chinese story collection, compiled by Aina the Layman ; with commentary by Ziran the Eccentric Wanderer ; edited by Robert E. Hegel
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Cover; IDLE TALK UNDER THE BEAN ARBOR; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Gossip and Exaggeration in Aina's Short Stories; Terms of Measurement and Titles; Chronology of China's Historical Periods (Dynasties and States); IDLE TALK UNDER THE BEAN ARBOR; PREFACE; FOREWORD; SESSION 1 Jie Zhitui Sets Fire to His Jealous Wife; SESSION 2 Fan Li Drowns Xishi in West Lake; SESSION 3 A Court-Appointed Gentleman Squanders His Wealth but Takes Power; SESSION 4 The Commissioner's Son Wastes His Patrimony to Revive the Family
  • SESSION 5 The Little Beggar Who Was Truly FilialSESSION 6 The Exalted Monks Who Faked Transcendence; SESSION 7 On Shouyang Mountain, Shuqi Becomes a Turncoat; SESSION 8 With a Transparent Stone, Master Wei Opens Blind Eyes; SESSION 9 Liu the Brave Tests a Horse on the Yuyang Road; SESSION 10 Freeloader Jia Forms a League on Tiger Hill; SESSION 11 In Death, Commander Dang Beheads His Enemy; SESSION 12 In Detail, Rector Chen Discourses on the Cosmos; Afterthoughts on Stories; Historical and Cultural References; Notes; Glossary of Chinese Characters; Bibliography; Contributors
Control code
979417407
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295999982
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvctg1tz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)979417407

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