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A Research on Zhang Chao's Correspondence: Focusing on Chi Du Ou Cun

  • The Journal of Study on Language and Culture of Korea and China
  • Abbr : JSLCKC
  • 2013, (33), pp.331-356
  • DOI : 10.16874/jslckc.2013..33.014
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Study on Chinese Languge and Culture
  • Research Area : Humanities > Chinese Language and Literature
  • Published : October 31, 2013

Song, Kyung ae 1

1그리스도대학교

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ABSTRACT

Zhang Chao was a literary author and publisher in the early years of Qing Dynasty. He widely associated with the writers of the time and by compiling 『Yu Chu Xin Zhi』, 『Tan Ji Cong Shu』, 『Zhao Dai Cong Shu』 and creating 『You Meng Ying』, a volume of essays, he became to have a great influence on the world of letters in the early years of Qing Dynasty. Since the mid Ming Dynasty, letter set and selected works became popular among writers. Zhang Chao was influenced by this tide, and edited 『Chi Du Oou Cun』, 『Chi Du You Sheng』 through collecting correspondences which he and his friends exchanged. 『Chi Du Oou Cun』, of them is the collective letter set which Zhang Chao wrote to his friends. In order to research Zhang Chao‘s correspondences, this paper(draft) will investigate what made the selected works of the letter set become popular during the late Ming Dynasty first, and also will examine the subjects and narrative features of the correspondences in Zhang Chao’s 『Chi Du Oou Cun』. Zhang Chao‘s correspondences are mainly composed of writing to criticize the ways of the world, writing about ordinary everyday life and writing to ask politely to his friends or to console them. He used straightforward expressions in his correspondences to criticize the social conditions of the time, or to unfold his literary claims. In additions, he also delivered his mind over the laughter and humor in the writing of asking his favor or of consolation. The correspondence contained in 『Chi Du Oou Cun』 is invaluable resource to understand Zhang Chao’s literary and academic world as well as day-to-day life of the writers of the time.

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