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Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series 105

Bannermen Tales (Zidishu)

Manchu Storytelling and Cultural Hybridity in the Qing Dynasty

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$49.95 • £39.95 • €45.00

ISBN 9780674975194

Publication Date: 02/26/2018


382 pages

6 x 9 inches

24 halftones, 1 line illustration, 4 tables

Harvard University Asia Center > Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series


  • List of Illustrations*
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Note on Romanization and Transcription
  • Introduction
  • 1. Zidishu in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Beijing
  • 2. The Performance of Zidishu
  • 3. The Manchu-Han Bilingual Zidishu
  • 4. Zidishu Written in Han Chinese
  • 5. The Dissemination of Zidishu Texts
  • Epilogue: Performance, Text, and Ethnicity
  • Appendix: Zidishu Texts Consulted
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • Tables
      • 4.1. Zidishu adapted from Liaozhai zhiyi.
      • 5.1. Zidishu printed by the Essence of Literature Publishing House.
      • 5.2. Zidishu prices.
      • 5.3. Zidishu printed by the Studio of Assembled Literati.
    • Figures
      • 1.1. The cover page of the Manchu-Han bilingual text “Xunfu qu.”
      • 2.1. The stage of the Grand Opera House in Prince Gong’s Mansion.
      • 2.2. A three-string plucked lute.
      • 2.3. A handwritten “Qinglou yihen” score.
      • 2.4. The “Qinglou yihen” zidishu score in numbered musical notation.
      • 3.1. The first page of “Xunfu qu.”
      • 3.2. The first page of “Na pangxie.”
      • 3.3. A partial game board for shengguan tu.
      • 4.1. The chapter titles of Wang Jinwen’s “Yu Boya shuaiqin xie zhiyin.”
      • 4.2. Wang Jinwen’s marginal comments on “Yu Boya shuaiqin xie zhiyin.”
      • 4.3. Wang Jinwen’s preface to “Yu Boya shuaiqin xie zhiyin.”
      • 5.1. The cover page and last page of “Zhuangshi jiangxiang.”
      • 5.2. The cover page and last page of “Luo Cheng tuomeng.”
      • 5.3. The cover page of “Hongye tishi.”
      • 5.4. The first page of “Hongye tishi.”
      • 5.5. The title page of “Liu gaoshou.”
      • 5.6. The first page of “Liu gaoshou.”
      • 5.7. “Hundred-Books” Zhang’s seal on the title page of the zidishu “Lulei yuan.”
      • 5.8. Zidishu mulu by the Not-Unsophisticated Publishing House.
      • 5.9. The cover page of “Ci Hu” by Accumulated Chapters Publishing House.
      • 5.10. The cover page of “Yanhua lou” by the Studio of Assembled Literati.
      • 5.11. The first page of Zidishu mulu.
      • 5.12. The second page of Zidishu mulu.
      • 5.13-4.14. The cover page and first page of Zidishu yuexuan riji.

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