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Homoeroticism in Imperial China


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IntroductionPart I: Histories and Philosophers1.1 Extract from Remainder of the Zhou Documents (Yi Zhou shu), 4th Century BCE1.2 Extract from The Annals of Master Yan (Yanzi Chunqiu), 4th Century BCE?1.3 Extract from Han Feizi (Han Feizi), 3rd century BCE1.4 Extracts from Zuo's Commentary on the Spring and Autumn Annals (Zuo zhuan), 3rd Century BCE1.5 Extracts from Strategies of the Warring States (Zhanguo ce), 1st Century BCE1.6 Extract from A Garden of Stories (Shuo yuan), 1st Century BCE1.7 Extract from Records of the Historian (Shiji), 2nd to 1st Century BCE1.8 Extract from The History of the Former Han (Han shu), 1st Century CE1.9 Extract from History of the Chen (Chenshu), Early 7th Century1.10 Extract from The History of the Ming, Early 18th CenturyPart II: Poetry2.1 Poetry Compendia2.1.1 Poems from New Songs from a Jade Terrace (Yutai xinyong), compiled by Xu Ling (507-583).2.1.2 Poems from Literature Collected and Arranged by Topic (Yiwen leiju, 624), compiled by Ouyang Xun (557-641).2.1.3 Selected songs from Love Songs and Folksongs (Guazhi'er, Shange), compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646)2.1.4 Selected songs from Folksongs from the Theatre World of Beijing (Beiping liyuan zhuzhi shi), compiled by Zhang Cixi, 1937.2.2 Individual Poets2.2.1 Tang Xianzu (1550-1616)2.2.2 Wu Weiye (Wu Meicun, 1609-1672)2.2.3 Qian Qianyi (1582-1664)2.2.4 Gong Dingzi (1615-1673)2.2.5 Chen Weisong (1625-1682)2.2.6 Yuan Mei (1716-1798)2.2.7 Jiang Shiquan (1725-1784)2.2.8 Zhao Yi (1727-1814)2.2.9 Liang Shaoren (1792-?1837)2.2.10 Li Ciming (1829-1894)Part III: Drama3.1 Libretti3.1.1 A Male Queen Consort, by Wang Jide (?-1632)3.1.2 Act Ten from The Loving Perfume Companion, by Li Yu (1611-1680).3.1.3 The Catamite, by Huang Fangyin, late Ming.3.2 Flower-Guides3.2.1 Extracts from A Small Book on the Orchids of Yan (Yanlan xiaopu, 1785), Wu Changyuan3.2.2 Extracts from Record of the Tear Stained Golden Stage (Jintai canlei ji, 1829), Zhang Jiliang (Hauxu Daifu)3.2.3 Extracts from A Guide to the Jade Shoots of the dingyou Year (Dingnian yusun zhi, 1837), Yang Maojian (Ruizhu jiushi)3.2.4 Extracts from Fragmentary Records from Dreams of Past Glory (Menghua suobu, 1843), Yang Maojian (Ruizhu jiushi)3.2.5 Extract from A Joint Record of Shining Lads (Mingtong helu, 1864), Yu Budiaotu and Dianchunsheng3.2.6 Extracts from Words on Opera from Yueman Hall (Yuemantang juhua), Li Ciming3.2.7 Extracts from A Record of Fragmented Dreams from South of Xuanwu Gate (Xuannan lingmeng lu, 1875), Shen TaimouPart IV: Fiction4.1 From The Stones Nodded Assent (Shi dian tou), Early 17th Century4.2 From The Forgotten Tales of Longyang (Longyang yishi), Preface 16324.3 From Caps with Hairpins (Bian'er chai), Early 17th Century4.4 From Fragrant Beauty Inspiring Ardour (Yichun xiangzhi), Early 17th Century4.5 From Silent Operas, by Li Yu, 16564.6 From Peach Blossom Shadows, by Xu Zhen, Mid 17th Century4.7 From Liaozhai's Records of the Strange (Liaozhai zhiyi), by Pu Songling, Late 17th Century4.8 From A Precious Mirror for Grading Flowers (Pinhua baojian, 1849), by Chen Sen (after 1797 - before 1870)Part V: Miscellanies5.1 Extract from An Investigation of Diverse Curiosities (Qingyilu), by Tao Gu (903?-970)5.2 Extract from Miscellaneous Records of Guixin Street (Guixin zashi), by Zhou Mi (1232-1298)5.3 Extracts from A Fivefold Miscellany (Wuzazu), by Xie Zhaozhe (1567-1624)5.4 Extracts from A History of Passion in Classified Outline (Qingshi leilue), by Feng Menglong (1574-1646)5.5 Extracts from Unofficial Gleanings on the Wanli Reign (Wanli yehuobian, 1606), Shen Defu (1578-1642)5.6 Extracts from Dream Reminiscences of Tao'an (Tao'an mengyi) and A Langhuan Anthology (Langhuan wenji), Zhang Dai (1597-?1689)5.7 Extract from Anecdotes of the Old Capital (Jiujing yishi), by Shi Xuan, Early 17th Century5.8 Extracts from Idle Talk Under a Bean Arbour (Doupeng xianhua), by Aina Jushi, Late 17th Century5.9 Zheng Xie's (1693-1765) love of male-beauty5.10 Extract from What the Master Refused to Discuss (Zi bu yu, 1788), by Yuan Mei (1716-1798)5.11 Extracts from Poetry Notes from the Garden of Spontaneous Ease (Suiyuan shihua, 1790), by Yuan Mei (1716-1798)5.12 Extracts from Notes from the Hut for Observing Small Things (Yueweicaotang biji, 1793), Ji Yun (1724-1805)5.13 Extracts from Notes from Unusual Autumn Rain Studio (Liangban qiuyu'an suibi, 1837), Liang Shaoren (1792-?1837)5.14 Extracts from Concealed Jottings in a Golden Ewer (Jinhu dunmo), by Huang Junzai (1825-?)5.15 Extracts from A Collection for Burying Worry (Maiyouji, 1845), by Zhu Yiqing5.16 Extracts from Dream Record of the Capital (Chunming menglu, 1922), by He Gangde

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Dr Wu Cuncun (PhD Melb) lectures in Chinese at the University of New England, Australia. Dr Mark Stevenson (PhD Melb) lectures in Asian Studies at Victoria University, Australia.

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