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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With Saikunlun’s help, Weiyangsheng gets involved in illicit sexual relationships with many married women, including: He decides to follow in Quan Laoshi’s footsteps and become a monk under Budai Heshang.

It was written in and published in during the Qing dynasty. The Carnal Prayer Mat.

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When Weiyangsheng visits the brothel, Yuxiang recognises her husband and commits suicide in shame. Hegel wrote that The Carnal Prayer Mat was intended to satirise the imperial examination system and parody the patterns in caizi jok novels.


Catalog Record: Jou pu tuan; the prayer mat of flesh | Hathi Trust Digital Library

The novel had a controversial status in Chinese literatureand has long been banned and censored; recent scholarship treats the work as an allegory which uses its unabashed pornographic nature to attack Confucian puritanism.

Quan tuna with Yuxiang and sells her to a brothel to be a prostitute.

Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He seeks neither fame nor glory, and prefers to indulge in women and sex.

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. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Weiyangsheng had jouu sexual relationships with the wives of Quan Laoshi and others, and later he received his karmic retribution when these men had sex with his wife; his sexual escapades came to an end when he finally ‘awakened’ i.

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Catalog Record: Jou pu tuan : the prayer mat of flesh | Hathi Trust Digital Library

Later, she meets Xuanyuanzi, Woyunsheng and Yiyunsheng, and has guan with each of them. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. The “moralistic, Buddhist stance, which leads to self-emasculation, need not be taken seriously. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing Chinese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata.


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Yet its assistance in denouncing the stingy Tkan puritanism it attacks, is certainly intended. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Tkan 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.

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”.

When Quan Laoshi learns of his wife’s relationship with Weiyangsheng, he is furious and is determined to take revenge.

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