Nov.22 - Chinese 252 Names & Terms Nov. 22, 2010 1. 2....

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Nov. 22, 2010 1. The Tale of the Lute ( Pípá Jì ( ) by Gāo Míng ( 2. The Tale of the Western Chamber ( Xī Xiāng Jì ( ) by Wáng Shíf ǔ ( This is a dramatized version of the Cui YingYing story. In contrast with The Tale of the Lute, this play is very poetic and portrays principle. Literary prestige was high. Lines from poems became popular. Tunes are from Yuan dynasty drama. Happy ending by another author. After composing the end of the four chapters, Wang Shifu died from a stroke. 3. Four Shrieks of a Monkey ( Sì Shēng Yuán ( ; a zájù tetrology by Xú Wèi ( ; a.k.a. Xú Wéncháng ( ; 1521 – 1593 ) Before it dies, a monkey is supposed to emit four shrieks. Some of these shrieks were supposed to be feminist. One of the stories tells another version of Mulan, except of military events, this is about imperialist exams. 4. The Peony Pavilion ( M dān Tíng ǔ ( ) by Tāng Xi ǎ nz ǔ ǎ   (1550– 1616) The most famous chuanqi drama. It celebrates passion. Love is seen as a semidivine
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