Jou pu tuan: the prayer mat of flesh / translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Jou pu tuan; the prayer mat of flesh. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Results 1 – 13 of 13 JOU PU TUAN (The Prayer Mat of Flesh). by Li, Yu. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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However, the first chapter seems to express the view that “sex is healthy, not devitalising, as in the traditional Chinese assertion, so long as it is ‘taken’ as if it were a drug, tuxn not ‘consumed’ as if it were an ordinary food”. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing Chinese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He decides to follow in Quan Laoshi’s footsteps ttuan become a monk under Budai Heshang.

The novel mixes the erotic and the moral in a tale designed to amuse the reader as well as tuam him. Hegel wrote that The Carnal Prayer Mat was intended to satirise the imperial examination system and parody the patterns in caizi jiaren novels. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. When Quan Laoshi learns of his wife’s relationship with Weiyangsheng, he is furious and is determined to take revenge.

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He also castrates himself to avoid being distracted from this calling by his surgically enhanced penis. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.


They further point out that in modern times Lu Xun suggested that the novel had a spirit and style akin to Li’s, but he did not elaborate. While story is “clearly an allegory”, it does “not pretend to hide its realistic, pornographic nature”. Sex and Zen series. It was published in Japan in as Nikufuton with an preface proclaiming it the greatest erotic novel of all time.

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Catalog Record: Jou pu tuan : the prayer mat of flesh | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Media related to Rouputuan at Wikimedia Commons. It was written in and published in during the Qing dynasty. Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: According to the best information, “Jou Pu Tuan” is a novel jo the Ming Period, first published in and written by Li Yu, the famous dramatist, novelist, and essayist.

Weiyangsheng is given a good beating, which makes him come to his senses. The Carnal Prayer Mat. Share your thoughts with other customers. The “moralistic, Buddhist stance, which leads to self-emasculation, need not be taken seriously. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The novel is part of the development away from earlier story-tellers’ conventions toward a self-conscious original literary composition. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.

Weiyangsheng had improper sexual relationships with the wives of Quan Laoshi and others, and pj he received his karmic retribution when these men had sex with his wife; his sexual escapades came to an end when he finally ‘awakened’ i. When Weiyangsheng visits the brothel, Yuxiang recognises her husband and commits suicide in shame. Meanwhile, in the brothel, Yuxiang is trained in a special technique — writing calligraphy by clutching a brush with her genitals.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like ph suggest updates through seller support? Cover of the novel, edition, collection of the University of Tokyo. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With Saikunlun’s help, Weiyangsheng gets involved in illicit sexual relationships with many married women, including: Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The author’s stance allows “refined interplay of irony between the characters, the plot, the readers, and, less perceptibly, the author himself”.


Indiana University Press,pp. The structure of puu narrative, a “rake’s progress of a sort”, is “neatly woven towards a climax”, the outcome of which is an “apt, artificial conclusion of the ironical Buddhist framework” in the body of the narrative which follows the prologue in the first chapter.

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Weiyangsheng is an egoistic young scholar who often boasts of his aspiration to marry the most beautiful woman in the world. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The prologue comments that sex is healthy when taken as if it were a drug, but not as if it were ordinary food.

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The title of the novel comes from this line said by Weiyangsheng.

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