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Beyond Eroticism: A Historian's Reading of Humor in Feng Menglong's Child's Folly
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Beyond Eroticism: A Historian's Reading of Humor in Feng Menglong's Child's Folly (Paperback)

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Beyond Eroticism translates and analyzes over forty songs and ninety jokes from Child's Folly, a trilogy of popular songs (Hanging Twigs), folk songs (Hill Songs), and jokes (Treasury of Laughs) compiled by Feng Menglong (1574-1646), and giant in late Ming popular literature (1368-1644). Focusing on humor as the predominant characteristic of the "tactically forgotten" collections, the book offers a delightful study of the foibles, eccentricities, and anxieties of a broad cross section of late Ming society.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800 Publisher: University Press of America Publication Date: 01/12/2005 ISBN-13: 9780761833536  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pi-ching Hsu is Associate Professor in the Department of History at San Francisco State University. Professor Hsu has published several journal articles, written several book reviews, and served as a peer reviewer of article / book manuscripts. Professor Hsu received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota.

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