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Lecture 33: Jin Ping Mei: Religion in the Chin P’ing Mei
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The Puns in the Names of Hsi-men Ch’ing’s Cronies: Hua Tzu-hsu: Nobody Hua Ying Po-chueh: Beggar Ying Hsieh Hsi-ta: Tagalong Hsieh, or Big Diarrhea Hsieh Chu Jih-nien Or Chu Shih-nien: Sticky Chu, Pockmarked Chu, or Live- with-You-for-Ten-Years Chu Sun Tien-hua: Blabbermouth Sun Yun Li-shou: Welsher Yun or Pickpocket Yun (“A Hand in the Clouds”) Ch’ang Shih-chieh: Cager Ch’ang or the Constant Borrower Ch’ang Pu Chih-tao: No-account Pu Pai Lai-ch’iang: Scrounger Pai Wu Tien-en: Heartless Wu Are there puns in the names of Hsi-men Ch’ing, P’an Chin-lien, Wu Sung, etc.?
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Religion in the JPM? JPM is not a novel about the intellectual elite, the scholar- official, class of China. It is a novel about the middle and lower strata of late Ming Chinese society. So, don’t try to look for lofty religious philosophies in the book. Instead, look for popularized religious beliefs, or simply
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course ASIAN 361 taught by Professor Shuen-fulin during the Fall '09 term at University of Michigan.

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