The Deer and the Cauldron

A Martial Arts Novel

Author: Yong Jin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 475

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"At the beginning of the Third Book, we find our old friend Trinket on an important mission in Kunming, the capital city of scenic Yunnan Province and seat of Satrap Wu Sangui, warlord of south-western China. The Satrap's imminent bid for Imperial power, and his ultimate defeat (1681), dominate much of the 'official' plot of the book. But the real interest, as always, lies in Trinket's increasingly complex attempts to balance his own multiple identities: as friend and confidant of the Emperor Kang Xi, as the White Dragon Marshal of the Mystic Dragon Sect, and as one of the Lodge Masters of the Triad Secret Society." "His love life poses even more challenges, as he simultaneously juggles several beautiful women and unwittingly comes face to face with the beautiful Chen Yuanyuan, known as the Peerless Consort. In one of the most intriguing of his liaisons, he accidentally encounters the Russian Princess Sophia, a young lady of easy virtue, travels with her to Moscow, and becomes her lover. This adventure later qualifies him (in the Emperor's eyes) to be nominated as the Chinese Imperial Plenipotentiary for the border negotiations with Russia leading to the Treaty of Nerchinsk (1689), a diplomatic event as riotously convoluted as it is grand." "But our anti-hero was never cut out to be a Prince of the Realm. He finally decides that it is 'Time for Trink to quit!' Rejecting once and for all the glamour of worldly glory and wealth, he returns with his seven beautiful wives to his old home in the south, opting for a life of simple pleasure, his ultimate destiny shrouded in mystery ..." --Book Jacket.

The deer and the cauldron

a martial arts novel

Author: Louis Cha

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

View: 906

This is the third and final volume of the picaresque historical romance by one of China's most popular authors. It tells the story of Trinket, an irreverent and comic anti-hero, and his adventures through China and Chinese history, spanning more than twenty years at the beginning of the Qing dynasty.

Paper Swordsmen

Jin Yong And The Modern Chinese Martial Arts Novel

Author: John Christopher Hamm

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

View: 978

The martial arts novel is one of the most distinctive and widely-read forms of modern Chinese fiction. John Christopher Hamm offers the first in-depth English-language study of this fascinating and influential genre, focusing on the work of its undisputed twentieth-century master, Jin Yong.

Novels by Jin Yong

The Deer and the Cauldron, the Smiling, Proud Wanderer, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, the Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber,

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

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Page: 24

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 22. Chapters: The Deer and the Cauldron, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain, Other Tales of the Flying Fox, A Deadly Secret, The Book and the Sword, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Return of the Condor Heroes, Sword Stained with Royal Blood, Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse, Blade-dance of the Two Lovers, Ode to Gallantry, Sword of the Yue Maiden. Excerpt: The Deer and the Cauldron, also known as The Duke of Mount Deer, is a novel by Jin Yong, and also the last of Jin Yong's works. Although the book is often termed as a wuxia novel, it is not archetypal of the genre, since the protagonist of the book is not a skilled martial arts practitioner and instead relys on his wits to get out of trouble rather than martial skills. The novel is initially published as a serial, and ran between October 24, 1969 to September 23, 1972 in Ming Pao. The choice of the novel's title is alluded to in a section in the first chapter, in which a scholar has a conversation with his son. The scholar recounts that both the deer and the cauldron serve as metaphors for the Central Plains and the Chinese empire. It is written in volume 92 of the historical text Book of Han, "The deer lost by Qin was hunted by all under Heavens ( " " ), an illustration of the rise of numerous rivalling warlords contesting for supremacy to capture the prize, the empire lost by the Qin Dynasty. During the Zhou Dynasty, there were the Nine Cauldrons, symbolic of the Divine Mandate of rulership. Zuo Zhuan recorded an account where the ruler of the most powerful Chu state enquired the weight of the cauldron from a Zhou minister. This sent a clear signal that he was coveting the rulership...

Wuxia Novels

The Deer and the Cauldron, the Smiling, Proud Wanderer, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Juedai Shuangjiao, the Heaven Sword And

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 34

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 32. Chapters: The Deer and the Cauldron, The Smiling, Proud Wanderer, Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils, Juedai Shuangjiao, The Heaven Sword and Dragon Saber, Flying Fox of Snowy Mountain, Qijian Xia Tianshan, Xiaoli Feidao Series, Other Tales of the Flying Fox, A Deadly Secret, The Legend of the Condor Heroes, The Book and the Sword, The Return of the Condor Heroes, Sword Stained with Royal Blood, Baifa Monu Zhuan, Swordswoman Riding West on White Horse, Ode to Gallantry, Blade-dance of the Two Lovers, Datang Youxia Zhuan, Saiwai Qixia Zhuan, Xiagu Danxin, Sword of the Yue Maiden, Liuxing Hudie Jian, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Excerpt: The Deer and the Cauldron, also known as The Duke of Mount Deer, is a novel by Jin Yong, and also the last of Jin Yong's works. Although the book is often termed as a wuxia novel, it is not archetypal of the genre, since the protagonist of the book is not a martial arts practitioner, relying on his wits to get out of trouble rather than martial skills. The novel is initially published as a serial, and ran between October 24, 1969 to September 23, 1972 in Ming Pao. The choice of the novel's title is alluded to in a section in the first chapter, in which a scholar has a conversation with his son. The scholar recounts that both the deer and the cauldron serve as metaphors for the Central Plains and the Chinese empire. It is written in volume 92 of the historical text Book of Han, "The deer lost by Qin was hunted by all under Heavens ( " " ), an illustration of the rise of numerous rivalling warlords contesting for supremacy to capture the prize, the empire lost by the Qin Dynasty. During the Zhou Dynasty, there were the Nine Cauldrons, symbolic of the Divine Mandate of rulership. Zuo Zhuan recorded an...

The Journey to the West, Revised Edition

Author:

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

View: 846

Anthony C. Yu’s translation of The Journey to the West,initially published in 1983, introduced English-speaking audiences to the classic Chinese novel in its entirety for the first time. Written in the sixteenth century, The Journey to the West tells the story of the fourteen-year pilgrimage of the monk Xuanzang, one of China’s most famous religious heroes, and his three supernatural disciples, in search of Buddhist scriptures. Throughout his journey, Xuanzang fights demons who wish to eat him, communes with spirits, and traverses a land riddled with a multitude of obstacles, both real and fantastical. An adventure rich with danger and excitement, this seminal work of the Chinese literary canonis by turns allegory, satire, and fantasy. With over a hundred chapters written in both prose and poetry, The Journey to the West has always been a complicated and difficult text to render in English while preserving the lyricism of its language and the content of its plot. But Yu has successfully taken on the task, and in this new edition he has made his translations even more accurate and accessible. The explanatory notes are updated and augmented, and Yu has added new material to his introduction, based on his original research as well as on the newest literary criticism and scholarship on Chinese religious traditions. He has also modernized the transliterations included in each volume, using the now-standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. Perhaps most important, Yu has made changes to the translation itself in order to make it as precise as possible. One of the great works of Chinese literature, The Journey to the West is not only invaluable to scholars of Eastern religion and literature, but, in Yu’s elegant rendering, also a delight for any reader.

The Red Cavalier

Author: Brian K. Waite

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 255

View: 850

September, 1863. The Confederacy has just won the Battle of Chickamauga. But in spite of this impressive victory, the treasury of the Confederacy is near empty and its economy is on the verge of collapse. General Braxton Bragg devises a plan to seize two million dollars in Union gold which is on board a train bound for Washington D.C. By employing the combined talents of three of his most skilled generals, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and British Army and Crimean War veteran Charles Tomlin, Bragg orders these men to destroy General Rosecrans supply lines, disrupt his communications, and capture the gold at all costs. Based on the actual event of Joseph Wheelers ride around General Rosecrans, this story takes the reader on a realistic adventure into Civil War era Middle Tennessee, complete with battles with not only the Army of The Cumberland but with marauders, rogue Union soldiers, and enemy spies, all trying to capture the gold as well.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1024

View: 551

Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.