Lecture 1 - Lecture 1 1. 2. Introduction: 1522 - 1566, Ming...

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Lecture 1 1. Introduction: 1522 - 1566, Ming Dynasty, Beijing and Nanjing 2. Historical fiction, many versions in chinese. Book disappears in China, translated in the 19th  century into Vietnamese o Why popularity in Vietnam and disappearance in China 3. Tale of Kieu, epic despite shortness.  o Contrast to all lengthy epic, 3 kingdoms, all about 500 - 1000 pages, outlaws of marshes,  and dream of the red chambers, Genji. o Statement of Culture o Unusual, segregation of military and romantic in both China and Japan. Red Chamber,  romantic, 3 kingdoms military. No mixture. Chikamatsu(?) o o Tranferrance of innocence to experience. o Complicated relationship between buddhist and Confucian ideals o 6 sections, look at beginning and ends, 6 points of departure and resolutions, or through  incarnation, flower, pure spring, etc. indentities. By her husbands, evaluation of her 
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