By David Tod Roy
This is the fourth and penultimate quantity in David Roy's celebrated translation of 1 of the main well-known and critical novels in chinese language literature. The Plum within the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei is an nameless sixteenth-century paintings that makes a speciality of the household lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who keeps a harem of six other halves and concubines. the radical, identified basically for its erotic realism, is additionally a landmark within the improvement of the narrative paintings form--not simply from a in particular chinese language standpoint yet in a world-historical context.
This whole and annotated translation goals to faithfully characterize and elucidate the entire rhetorical good points of the unique in its such a lot genuine shape and thereby permit the Western reader to understand this chinese language masterpiece at its precise worth.
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Extra info for The Plum in the Golden Vase Or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume 4: The Climax
P’an Chin-lien’s cat, Coal in the Snow, Snow Lion, Snow Bandit, long-haired white cat with a black streak on its forehead that P’an Chin-lien trains to attack Hsi-men Kuan-ko with fatal consequences. P’an Chin-lien’s father. See P’an, Tailor. P’an Chin-lien’s maternal aunt, younger sister of old Mrs. P’an. P’an Chin-lien’s maternal aunt’s daughter, adopted by old Mrs. P’an to look after her in her old age. P’an Chin-lien’s mother. See P’an, old Mrs. P’an Chin-lien’s reincarnation. See Li Family of the Eastern Capital.
See Tuan Mien. Tuan Mien, Half-baked Tuan, one of the “cribbers” in the licensed quarter of Ch’ing-ho patronized by Hsi-men Ch’ing. Tuan, Old Mother, waiting woman in Lady Lin’s household whose residence in the rear of the compound is used as a rendezvous by her lovers. Tung the Cat. See Tung Chin-erh. Tung Chiao-erh, singing girl from the Tung Family Brothel on Second Street in the licensed quarter of Ch’ing-ho who spends the night with Ts’ai Yün at Hsi-men Ch’ing’s behest. Tung Chin-erh, Tung the Cat, singing girl from the Tung Family Brothel on Second Street in the licensed quarter of Ch’ing-ho, patronized by Chang Mao-te.
Pai Lai-ch’iang, Scrounger Pai, crony of Hsi-men Ch’ing, member of the brotherhood of ten. Pai Lai-ch’iang’s wife. Pai, Mohammedan. See Pai T’u-tzu. Pai, Moneyboys. See Pai the Fifth. Pai, Scrounger. See Pai Lai-ch’iang. Pai Shih-chung (d. 1127), right vice minister of rites rewarded with the title grand guardian of the heir apparent for his part in facilitating the notorious Flower and Rock Convoys and the construction of the Mount Ken Imperial Park. Pai T’u-tzu, Baldy Pai, Mohammedan Pai, “ball-clubber” in Ch’ing-ho who plays the tout to Wang Ts’ai on his visits to the licensed quarter and upon whom Hsi-men Ch’ing turns the tables by abusing the judicial system at the behest of Lady Lin.
The Plum in the Golden Vase Or, Chin P'ing Mei, Volume 4: The Climax by David Tod Roy