Wu Jingzi

Literati Identity and Its Fictional Representations in Late Imperial China
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Literati Identity and Its Fictional Representations in Late Imperial China

This book is a study of the intellectual and literary factors that in the mid-Qing dynasty contributed to the development of vernacular fiction of unprecedented scholarly and satirical sophistication.

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Rulin Waishi and Cultural Transformation in Late Imperial China

Rulin waishi (The Unofficial History of the Scholars) is more than a landmark in the history of the Chinese novel.

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Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-century Chinese Novel, Xingshi Yinyuan Zhuan-marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World

Traditionally, scholars of Chinese literature have viewed Wu Jingzi’s The Scholars (ca. 1750) as the first satiric novel of Chinese literature. Yenna Wu (Chinese literature, … Read more