From the Ming and Qing dynasties to the modern, the influence of the four masterworks of the Ming novels always is the focus. However, many discussions on the nature of writing about the four masterworks of the Ming novels so far failed to produce consistent and clear consensus. This article in the investigation for this issue roughly obtains the following three points. First, the similarity between the four masterworks of the Ming novels mainly builds on ”Yanyi”. The four masterworks of the Ming novels which as the work of ”Yanyi” reflect historical and cultural context for a new genre was born in the form of something. Third, the authors who create ”Yanyi” finally are not to copy and restore historical footage but base on the premise of ”drawing meaning”. In the process of rewriting the material, the authors of the four masterworks of the Ming novels reveal the history of the developments and changes in the law which shows the moral advised punishing, and makes the four masterworks of the Ming novels reflect the nature of writing which is the novels as a historical interpretation.
|Translated title of the contribution
|"Yanyi": Discussions on the Nature of Writing about the four Masterworks of the Ming Novels
|Number of pages
|Published - 2010
- the four masterworks of the Ming novels