Essays on Texts, Illustrations and Translations of a Late Sixteenth-Century Masterpiece
Edited by Vibeke Børdahl and Lintao Qi
- Published: 2022
- Pages: 400
- 25 (5 color)
- Series: NIAS Studies in Asian Topics
- Series number: 78
About the book
The late 16th-century novel Jin Ping Mei is considered one of the six classics of Chinese literature but also something of a wild horse, its graphically explicit depiction of sexuality earning it great notoriety. The present volume aims to draw together the fragmented scholarship on Jin Ping Mei and help future generations to understand and appreciate this important work.
About the author
Vibeke Børdahl, Ph. D., Dr. Phil., senior researcher at NIAS, has been described as one of the most accomplished scholars in the study of Chinese oral literature. As well as doing much research on the interplay of oral and written traditions in Chinese popular literature and performance culture, over the past decade she has translated the full work of Jin Ping Mei into Danish.
Her book-length studies and edited volumes include Along the Broad Road of Realism. Qin Zhaoyang’s World of Fiction, The Oral Tradition of Yangzhou Storytelling, The Eternal Storyteller, Oral Literature in Modern China, Chinese Storytellers- Life and Art in the Yangzhou Tradition, Four Masters of Chinese Storytelling- Full Length Repertoires of Yangzhou Storytelling on Video, The Interplay of the Oral and Written in Chinese Popular Literature.
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Dr Lintao (Rick) Qi is Lecturer of Translation Studies at Monash University. Besides actively researching and publishing on important translation issues concerning Chinese traditional and modern literature (including an acclaimed study of Jin Ping Mei), Rick is also a certified translator and the editor of two journals in the field.Go to author page