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Lecture 32: Jin Ping Mei: The Structure of Marriage, Love, and Lust
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Some Important Women in Hsi-men Ch’ing’s Life: Within his household: Wife: Wu Yueh-niang (Moon Lady) Concubines: Li Chiao-er Meng Yu-lou (Tower of Jade) Sun Hsueh-o (Snow Moth) P’an Chin-lien (Gold Lotus) Li P’ing-erh (Vase) Maidservant: P’ang Chun-mei (Spring Plum Blossom) Others: Sung Hui-lien (second wife of Hsi-men Ch’ing’s servant Lai Wang) Outside his household: Li Kuei-chieh (Cassia) Lady Lin Wang Liu-erh (Wang the Sixth, wife of Han Tao-kuo)
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Wife, Concubines, Courtesans: First Lady Wu Yueh-niang (Moon Lady): Occupant of the dignified position Participant in some important household decisions such as finance Recipient of complaints about quarrels among women in the household Being carried in a large sedan-chair whenever she goes out Concubines: The customs of acquiring concubines started out as a way of obtaining offspring, even though genuine love can be developed. They don’t have status in a household or society in general unless they are
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