By David Tod Roy
During this first of a deliberate five-volume set, David Roy offers an entire and annotated translation of the well-known Chin P'ing Mei, an nameless sixteenth-century chinese language novel that makes a speciality of the household lifetime of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly cellular service provider in a provincial city, who continues a harem of six other halves and concubines. This paintings, identified basically for its erotic realism, is additionally a landmark within the improvement of the narrative artwork form--not purely from a in particular chinese language viewpoint yet in a world-historical context.
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Hua Tzu-yu, Hua the Elder, nephew of Eunuch Director Hua, brother of Hua Tzu-hsü. Hua Tzu-yu's spouse. Huai River quarter, service provider from, who employs Wang C h’ao· Huai River region，merchant from, who patronizes Li Kuei-ch ， ing. Huang An, army commander concerned with T ， an Chen in safety of the northern frontier opposed to the Chin military. Huang, Buddhist Superior，monk of the Pao-en Temple in C h ， ing-ho. Huang Chia, prefect of Teng-chou in Shantung. Huang C hin g-ch， en (d. 1126)，defender-in-chief of the Palace Command ， eunuch rewarded for his half in facilitating the infamous Flower and Rock Convoys and the development of the M ount Ken Imperial Park， uncle of Wang Ts’ai’s spouse, née Huang, lavishly entertained through Hsi-men C h’ing on the request of Sung Ch'iao-nien. Huang Ching-ch ， en’s followed son, granted the submit of battalion com mander of the Embroidered Uniform protect via yin privilege as a present for his father’s half in facilitating the infamous Flower and Rock Convoys and the development of the M ount Ken Imperial Park. Huang the Fourth，merchant contractor in C h ， ing-ho，partner of Li Chih, leads to legal for misappropriation of cash. Huang the Fourth’s son. Huang the Fourth’s wife，née solar, daughter of solar C h’ing. Huang-lung Temple，abbot of, entertains Hsi-men C h’ing and Ho Yungshou en path to C h ， ing-ho from the jap Capital. Huang, Master，fortune teller living open air the Chen-wu Temple within the northern region of Ch'ing-ho. Huang Mei, assistant prefect of okay ， ai-feng，maternal cousin of Miao T ’ienhsiu who invitations him to go to him within the capital and appeals to Tseng Hsiao-hsü on his behalf after his homicide. Huang Ning, web page boy within the loved ones of Huang the Fourth. C A S T OF C H A R A C T E R S lx ix Huang Pao-kuang (fl. early twelfth century), secretary of the M inistry of Works in control of the Imperial Brickyard in C h’ing-ho，provincial graduate of an analogous yr as Shang Hsiao-t'ang. Huang, excellent guy. See Huang Yiian-pai. Huang Yü, foreman at the employees of Wang Fu. Huang Yüan-pai, ideal guy Huang, Taoist priest despatched via the courtroom to officiate at a seven-day ceremony of cosmic renewal on M ount T ， a i，also offici ates at a ceremony of purification for the salvation of the soul of Li P， ing-erh. H ui-ch ， in g ，“The Beanpole， ” spouse of Lai-chao, mom of Little Iron Rod. Hui-hsiang，wife of Lai-pao, née Liu, mom of Seng-pao. Hui-hsiang's elder sister. H ui-hsia ng， s mom. Hui-hsiang's more youthful brother. See Liu Ts’ang. Hui-hsiu, spouse of Lai-hsing, mom of Nien-erh and C h ， eng-erh. Hui-lien. See Sung Hui-lien. Hui-tsung, Emperor of the Sung dynasty (r. 1100-25)，father of Emperor C h’in-tsung in whose desire he abdicates in 1125，taken into captivity to gether together with his son by means of the Chin invaders in 1127. Hui-yiian, spouse of Lai-chüeh. Hung, Auntie，madam of the Hung relations Brothel in C h ， ing-ho. Hung the Fourth, making a song woman from the Hung kinfolk Brothel in C h ， ing-ho. Hung-hua Temple in C h’ing-ho，monk from, whom Hsi-men C h’ing frames and executes rather than Ho the 10th.