The Quest for the Childlike in Seventeenth-century Chinese Fiction: Fantasy, Naivety, and Folly
This study examines what has been described as the 'cult of the child' in late Ming China and explores how this influenced classical Chinese fiction of the seventeenth century. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this monograph conducts an analysis of childlikeness in fiction. and specifically in the most important seventeenth-centul), anthology of fiction. the Liuozhai zh(vi, by Pu Songling (1640-1715).
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Ideals of Childlikeness in Late Imperial China
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