Accidental Incest, Filial Cannibalism, and Other Peculiar Encounters in Late Imperial Chinese Literature by Tina Lu
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Accidental Incest, Filial Cannibalism, and Other Peculiar Encounters in Late Imperial Chinese Literature
By Tina Lu

Accidental Incest, Filial Cannibalism, and Other Peculiar Encounters in Late Imperial Chinese Literature

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Accidental Incest, Filial Cannibalism, and Other Peculiar Encounters in Late Imperial Chinese Literature by Tina Lu

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Described as 'all under Heaven,' the Chinese empire might have extended infinitely, covering all worlds and cultures. That ideology might have been convenient for the state, but what did late imperial people really think about the scope and limits of the human community? Writers of late imperial fiction and drama were, the author argues, deeply engaged with questions about the nature of the Chinese empire and of the human community.Fiction and drama repeatedly pose questions concerning relations both among people and between people and their possessions: What ties individuals together, whether permanently or temporarily? When can ownership be transferred, and when does an object define its owner? What transforms individual families or couples into a society? Tina Lu traces how these political questions were addressed in fiction through extreme situations: husbands and wives torn apart in periods of political upheaval, families so disrupted that incestuous encounters become inevitable, times so desperate that people have to sell themselves to be eaten.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674031562
ISBN-10: 0674031563
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x 28mm)
Pages: 325
Imprint: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publisher: Harvard University, Asia Center
Publish Date: 13-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tina Lu

Tina Lu is Professor of Chinese Literature at Yale University.

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