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A Comparative Study on Male Homosexual Novels in the Late Ming Dynasty

  • The Journal of Chinese Cultural Studies
  • 2016, (33), pp.45-70
  • DOI : 10.18212/cccs.2016..33.003
  • Publisher : The Society For Chinese Cultural Studies
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature > Chinese Literature > Chinese Culture
  • Published : August 30, 2016

CHOI YOONJU 1

1숙명여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

In the late Ming Dynasty, Male Homosexuality has been received social approval, it has become a trend. The scholars are among the most active leaders in the trend of the times. They by breed “xiaoguan”, with Gay lover reveals the own identity. This trend affects the creation of novels, some of the works began to describe male homosexual stories. At that time, the male homosexual relationship can be divided into the active role and the passive role in the background of the bisexual. However, it attempts to break through the unequal relationship with some of the work. But also in the era of restrictions, often expressed a more contradictory narrative attitude. This paper be analyzed the specific content of each story, through the character description and emotion, the characters and so on. As a result, we could look intelligentsia’s complicated narrative attitude and mental state approach to male homosexuality. This article was compared with the common image and the special image of the male homosexual in the novel, as a result, we could look confucian scholar’s complicated narrative attitude and mental state approach to male homosexuality.

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