Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone

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  • Paperback
  • 256 pages
  • Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone
  • Dore J. Levy
  • English
  • 02 June 2017
  • 0231114079

Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone The Story of the Stone also known as The Dream of the Red Chamber , completed in the mid eighteenth century by Cao Xuegin, is considered China s greatest novel but its length and narrative complexity have proven daunting to many modern readers Now, esteemed scholar of Asian literature Dore J Levy introduces this timeless work to first time readers, while also presenting a new method of comparative interpretation for advanced students and scholars Drawing from literary theory, sociology, religion, and medicine, Levy explores how the classic novel confronts the chasm between social, emotional, and spiritual ideals and their translation into day to day reality.This illuminating work unpacks The Story of the Stone based on the interpretation of four major themes the inversion of traditional family dynamics, which constitutes the novel s social framework the function of illness and medicine in a society where Buddhist notions of karma and retribution exist alongside pragmatic notions of the human body that make up traditional Chinese medicine the role of poetry in the social structure of dynastic Chinese society and the use of poetry as a vehicle for spiritual liberation Download Ideal and Actual in The Story of the Stone – theheartwork.co.uk

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  1. Laura Stahl says:

    This book is an excellent accompaniment to a reading of The Story of the Stone for readers interested in a variety of topics I especially gained from the final chapter Chiming the void concerning poetry as a vehicle to enlightenment Levy s versatility is exemplified as she conducts a survey of poetry in the historical context of Chinese religion and philosophy, as well as gender in the Qing dynasty period, Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism and corresponding concepts of punishment, reality and i This book is an excellent accompaniment to a reading of The Story of the Stone for readers interested in a variety of topics I especially gained from th...