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Yutangchun’s Encounter with Her Husband,a Novel of Zhuang Yuan : An Analysis of Bakhtin’s Menippean Satire

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2011, (27), pp.357-378
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2011..27.015
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : October 31, 2011

黎活仁 1

1香港大學中文學院

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The Imperial Examination is a grand event held annually since Sui Dynasty. In Sanyan Erpai,only Jingshi Tongyan - Yutangchun’s Encounter with Her Husband writes on the theme of zhuang yuan (which is the champion of the imperial examination). The leading character falls in love with a prostitute of charitable heart. But their romance is obstructed by the bawd after he spends all his money. After roving in several alienated areas,he is awaken,determined to study hard and eventually achieves to be named in the imperial examination and to win back his love. This paper integrates the theories of M.M. Bakhtin’s Carnival and Mennipean Satire as well as Repetition of Victor Shklovsky to analyze the writing skills of Yutangchun’s Encounter with Her Husband.

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