The Literary Education of the Dramatist Li Yu (李渔)
GUO Yingde 郭英德 - Professor of Chinese Literature, Beijing Normal University; Visiting Scholar, Washington University
Tuesday, March 3, 2009 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse AvenueNew Haven, CT 6511
Lecture in Chinese The purpose of this lecture is to trace the literary education of the Ming-Qing writer Li Yu （李渔）, whose works of drama were known for a playful and colloquial style that was extremely appealing to the popular audience. Li Yu, a genius, always believed that good literature was a product of literary talent. But in his lecture, Prof. Guo Yingde will demonstrate how most of Li Yu’s literary accomplishment could be traced back to the richness of his literary education, which consisted of a solid background in traditional poetry, classical prose, the eight-part (“contemporary”) essays, the vernacular fiction and drama, as well as all sorts of miscellanies.
China, Taiwan, Hong Kong