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Lecture 29: Jin Ping Mei: Print Culture and Encyclopedias of Daily Life
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Was JPM A Unique Work or the Epitome of its Era? First, the Jin Ping Mei presents, for the first time in the Chinese narrative tradition, a comprehensive picture of daily existence of its unheroic characters. Second, the , despite the novel’s overall structural unity, often becomes very detailed, kaleidoscopic, and fragmentary. Third, the narrative fragmentation is compounded by the mixing in of all kinds of literary genres: popular songs, jokes, plays, and other vernacular novels. How does one explain these striking changes in the vernacular novel?
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The Influence of Late Ming Print Culture on the JPM -- Shang WEI If we view JPM in the cultural context of its time, we find that it is the epitome of its age, rather than a unique phenomenon. The composition of the JPM was greatly influenced by the editorial practices and format of new kinds of print materials during the Late Ming period. What kind of print materials were new during the Late Ming?
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Late Ming Print Materials: I New Kinds of Print Materials 1. Encyclopedias of Daily Life : These included guidebooks on everyday practices and leisure entertainments such as jokes, chess, and verbal games to be played at parties and banquets. 2.
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