A study on the Lei Xie and Qi Jian Yi Wen Bi Po Cong Cuo

  • 陳 靈心

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

Lei Xie is a novelist and poet in the middle of the Ming Dynasty He was born in a famous family of imperial examinations in northern Fujian He was very confident in his talents when he was young but he became a county magistrate in Guangxi until he was old Five years later he resigned and returned home because he couldn’t stand the darkness of the officialdom In his hometown he is mainly engaged in the business of the family and established the Nangu Academy He eventually died in his hometown Jian'an at the age of 79 His existing works include Qi Jian Yi Wen Bi Po Cong Cuo(奇見異聞筆坡叢脞) and Nan Gu Shi Hua(南谷詩話) He also wrote articles and poems that were kept in the genealogy of his family Qi Jian Yi Wen Bi Po Cong Cuo is a Legends of the Ming Dynasty he wrote before 37 years old This is a rare fiction only one in China and is now kept in the National Library of Beijing It contains 24 stories each of which is between 1000 and 2000 It mainly tells the story of morality and ghosts that occurred at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty This master's thesis mainly studies the life story of Lei Xie as well as the motivation main content material source theme and artistic characteristics of this fictions
Date of Award2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorYi-Yuan Chen (Supervisor)

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