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by Qiancheng Li

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Qiancheng Li
ISBN: 0824825977
ISBN13: 978-0824825973
Language: English
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press; First Edition edition (December 31, 2003)
Pages: 264
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Fictions of Enlightenment is the first book to examine the fascinating and intricate relationship between Buddhism and the development of Chinese vernacular fiction

Fictions of Enlightenment is the first book to examine the fascinating and intricate relationship between Buddhism and the development of Chinese vernacular fiction. Within the traditional Chinese novel Li even defines a new genre: the fiction of enlightenment. Following a discussion of the often neglected Buddhist milieu in the literary landscape of the late Ming to the mid-Qing period, Li sets the context for the study of the novels. The Buddhist soteriological model was first established by the religion's founder and reenacted in sutras, such as the pilgrimages of Sadaprarudita and Sudhana.

Fictions of Enlightenment book. Fictions of Enlightenment: Journey to the West, Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and Dream of the Red Chamber. 0824825977 (ISBN13: 9780824825973).

Fictions of Enlightenment: Journey to the West, Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and Dream of the Red Chamber. University of Hawaii Press, 2003. Fictions of Enlightenment is the first book to examine the fascinating and intricate relationship between Buddhism and the development of Chinese vernacular fiction. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 2004. Countertransference, art psychotherapy and the prediscursive abject: A Myriad of Mirrors.

By Qiancheng Li. Abstract views reflect the number of visits to the article landing page. University of Notre Dame. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 02 March 2007.

Above the gate hung a stone tablet inscribed with three large characters: Limitation Hexagram Palace. ng from the door-post

Above the gate hung a stone tablet inscribed with three large characters: Limitation Hexagram Palace. ng from the door-post. The gate had two doors. Water ripples were painted on one and the other was painted with rivers and marshes. On either side of the doors were pasted spring couplets written on cloud-swirl paper. The couplets said: Do not leave the gate, do not leave the door: Danger on earth, danger in heaven.

I read "Tower of Myriad Mirrors" for a class in traditional Chinese literature and enjoyed it thoroughly

I read "Tower of Myriad Mirrors" for a class in traditional Chinese literature and enjoyed it thoroughly. All that is needed is good concentration and patience, and perhaps a quick online look at background information on Mahayana Buddhism.

Shuen-fu Lin is Professor of Chinese literature at the University of Michigan. China's most outrageous character-the magical Monkey who battles a hundred monsters-returns to the fray in this seventeenth-century sequel to the Buddhist novel Journey to the West. In The Tower of Myriad Mirrors, he defends his claim to enlightenment against a villain who induces hallucinations that take Monkey into the past, to heaven and hell, and even through a sex change.

Fictions of Enlightenment: Journey to the West, Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and Dream of the Red Chamber by Qiancheng Li (pp. 207-210).

Journey to the West (Chinese: 西遊記; pinyin: Xī Yóu Jì) is a Chinese novel published in the 16th century during the Ming dynasty and attributed to Wu Cheng'en. It is one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Arthur Waley's popular abridged translation, Monkey, is well known in English-speaking countries

Fictions of Enlightenment is the first book to examine the fascinating and intricate relationship between Buddhism and the development of Chinese vernacular fiction. Qiancheng Li brings Buddhist models to bear on the vision, structure, and narrative form of three classics of late imperial literature—Journey to the West, Tower of Myriad Mirrors, and Dream of the Red Chamber—arguing that by fashioning their plots after the narratives of certain Mahāyāna sutras, the novelists transformed Buddhist concepts into narrative structures. Within the traditional Chinese novel Li even defines a new genre: the fiction of enlightenment.
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