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Author Sibau, Maria Franca,
Title Reading for the moral : exemplarity and the Confucian moral imagination in seventeenth-century Chinese short fiction / Maria Franca Sibau.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018.

Author Sibau, Maria Franca,
Series SUNY series in Chinese philosophy and culture
Subject Chinese fiction -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- History and criticism.
Chinese fiction -- Qing dynasty, 1644-1912 -- History and criticism.
Literature and morals -- China -- History -- 17th century.
Short stories, Chinese -- History and criticism.
Ethics in literature.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 231 pages) : illustrations.
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Summary Reassesses didacticism in seventeenth-century Chinese vernacular fiction and challenges the view that the late Ming was a notoriously immoral time.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Reading for the moral -- Filial quests -- Filial transactions -- The spectrum of loyalty -- Female exemplarity and the violence of virtue -- Interchangeable brothers -- Friends in need and friends in deed.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781438469911 (electronic bk.)
1438469918 (electronic bk.)
9781438469898 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1438469896 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 1029352807
Additional Format Print version: Sibau, Maria Franca. Reading for the moral. Albany : State University of New York Press, 2018 9781438469898 (DLC) 2017031612 (OCoLC)1002302758

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