Shan'ge, the 'Mountain Songs': Love Songs in Ming China

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Mountain Songs is a collection of folk songs edited by the famous writer Feng Menglong (1574-1646). By this innovative work - mainly written in the Suzhou dialect - he aimed to revitalize poetry through the power of popular songs. This collection is very significant to the understanding of the characters of the mobile society of Jiangnan and the vitality of its intellectual world. The songs deal with the lives of common people: women, often prostitutes, boatmen, peasants, hunters, fishers and paddlers. Their spirit is far ...

Shan'ge, the 'Mountain Songs': Love Songs in Ming China 2011, Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

ISBN-13: 9789004189003

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