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|Title:||'Zhaojun's Dream' By Xue Dan: Translated by Mark Stevenson and Wu Cuncun||Contributor(s):||Wu, Cuncun (author); Stevenson, M (author)||Publication Date:||2003||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2113||Abstract:||According to the 'Guben xiqu jumu tiyao' [An Annotated Catalogue of Dramatic Works in Ancient Editions] the following 'zaju' play by Xue Dan (fl. mid-17th to early 18th century) was the source of something of a nationwide revival in late Qing dynasty (1644-1911) and early Republican period (1912-1949) interest in the Wang Zhaojun story,particularly in theatrical writing and performance. Whereas previousperformances and accounts, especially since the Song dynasty (960-1279), had embellished the story in accordance with conservative Neo-Confucian values, Xue Dan's story dismisses concerns over chastity and suicide in favour of more romantic themes of love and longing. The result is a 'playful' play, experimenting with tensions between hope and fate, desire and duty, and illusion and reality that reach back through China's cultural past.||Publication Type:||Journal Article||Source of Publication:||Renditions, 59 & 60(Spring & Autumn), p. 154-180||Publisher:||Chinese University of Hong Kong||Place of Publication:||Hong Kong||ISSN:||0377-3515||Field of Research (FOR):||200517 Literature in Chinese||Peer Reviewed:||Yes||HERDC Category Description:||C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal||Other Links:||http://www.renditions.org/renditions/||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 104
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