Wu Foundation Lecture --The Reception of Ming Tales in Korea: A Case of Jiandeng Xinhua
Choe Yong Chul - Professor of Chinese LIterature, Korea University
Monday, November 10, 2008 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse AvenueNew Haven, CT 6511
This lecture will be delivered in Chinese. “明代傳奇小說在韓國的傳播–以<剪燈新話>爲中心” The lecture focuses on the reception of Chinese tales in Korea, especially on that of the Jiandeng Xinhua by the early Ming writer Qu You 瞿佑 (1347-1433). Viewed historically, the mutual influences and cultural exchanges between Ming China and Korea are extremely important. According to contemporary reports in Korea, the reception of the Ming tales among the Korean readers was enormously enthusiastic. One of the purposes of this lecture is to discuss this interesting literary phenomenon.
Co-Sponsored with the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department
China, Korea, Transregional