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Title:Desire and Redemption: The Two Worlds in "Jin Ping Mei
Author(s):Luo, Junjie
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Blake, Nancy; Rania Huntington
Department / Program:Comparative Literature
Discipline:Comparative Literature
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Literature, Asian
Abstract:With the help of the literary theories of desire and of network, I argue that Jin Ping Mei represents desire as having a network structure. Almost no one depicted in this novel can escape from this network, and the network reproduces itself repeatedly. Using this literary model of a "network of desires," I attempt to offer new perspectives of some of the topics that are frequently discussed in the Jin Ping Mei scholarship. These topics include the relationship between Ximen Qing and his women, the nature of the fates of individual characters, and the messages conveyed by the conclusion of Jin Ping Mei..
Issue Date:2010
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:187 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87304
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3455770
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2010


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