Jou pu tuan: the prayer mat of flesh / translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Jou pu tuan; the prayer mat of flesh. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Results 1 – 13 of 13 JOU PU TUAN (The Prayer Mat of Flesh). by Li, Yu. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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Views Read Edit Jouu history. He also castrates himself to avoid being distracted from this calling by his surgically enhanced penis. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Write a customer review. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Chinese Wikisource tuzn original text related to this article: The Carnal Prayer Mat.

Yet its assistance in denouncing the stingy Confucian puritanism it attacks, is certainly intended.

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He seeks neither fame nor glory, and prefers to indulge in women and sex. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? They further point out that in modern times Lu Xun suggested that the novel had a spirit and style akin to Li’s, but he did not elaborate.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. When Quan Laoshi learns of his wife’s relationship with Weiyangsheng, he is furious and is determined to take revenge. Retrieved 18 August However, the first chapter seems to express the view that “sex is healthy, not devitalising, as in the traditional Chinese assertion, so long as it is ‘taken’ as if it were a drug, and not ‘consumed’ as if it were an ordinary food”.


It was published in Japan in as Nikufuton with an preface proclaiming it the greatest erotic novel of all time.

The “moralistic, Buddhist stance, which leads to self-emasculation, need not be taken seriously. It was written in and published in during the Qing tyan. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Indiana University Press,pp. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing Chinese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Meanwhile, in the brothel, Yuxiang is trained in a special technique — writing calligraphy by clutching a brush with her genitals. The structure of the narrative, a “rake’s progress of a sort”, is “neatly woven towards a climax”, the outcome of which is an “apt, artificial conclusion of the ironical Pk framework” in the body of the hou which follows the prologue in the first chapter.

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The novel had a controversial status in Chinese literatureand has long been banned and censored; recent scholarship treats the work pk an allegory which uses its unabashed pornographic nature to attack Confucian puritanism. The author’s stance allows “refined interplay of irony between the characters, the plot, the readers, and, less perceptibly, the author himself”.

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While story is “clearly an allegory”, it does “not pretend to hide its realistic, pornographic nature”. Later, he realises that he has committed grave sins and decides to show penitence by becoming a monk and studying under Budai Heshang. Weiyangsheng is given a good beating, which makes him come to his senses. Explore the Home Gift Guide. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.


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If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Quan elopes with Yuxiang and sells her to a brothel to be a prostitute. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat The Changs acknowledge Patrick Hanan’s conclusion that “so distinctive is his brand of fiction that although the novel has never actually been proved to be by Li Yu, one has only to read it alongside his stories to feel the truth of the attribution.

Hegel wrote that The Carnal Prayer Mat tuzn intended joi satirise the imperial examination system and parody the patterns in caizi jiaren novels.

Translated by Richard Martin from the German version. Later, she meets Xuanyuanzi, Woyunsheng and Yiyunsheng, and has sex with each of them.

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