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

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. With Saikunlun’s help, Weiyangsheng gets involved in illicit sexual relationships with many married women, including: 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.

Meanwhile, in the brothel, Yuxiang is trained in a special technique — writing calligraphy by clutching a brush with her genitals. Learn more about Amazon Prime. While story is “clearly an allegory”, it does “not pretend to hide its realistic, pornographic nature”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The alternative Chinese titles of the novel — Huiquanbao The Karmic Cycle and Juehouchan Zen After Awakening — reflect the overarching theme of the story, specifically on Zen and the Buddhist concept of karma: The Carnal Prayer Mat.

Views Read Edit View history. 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 oju the attribution.


It is divided into four volumes of five chapters apiece. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. He seeks neither fame nor glory, and prefers to indulge in women and sex. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. According to the best information, “Jou Pu Tuan” is a novel of the Ming Huan, first published in and written by Li Yu, the famous dramatist, novelist, and essayist. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Chinese Wikisource has original text related to this article: Get to Know Us. Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing Chinese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Later, he realises that he has committed grave sins and decides to show penitence by becoming a monk and studying under Budai Heshang.

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Media related to Rouputuan at Wikimedia Commons. The “moralistic, Buddhist stance, which leads to self-emasculation, need not be taken seriously.

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

He decides to follow in Quan Laoshi’s footsteps and become a monk under Budai Heshang. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and jlu customers. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

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

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”.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. When Quan Laoshi learns of his wife’s relationship with Weiyangsheng, he is furious and is determined to take revenge. The structure of the narrative, a “rake’s mou of a sort”, is “neatly woven towards a climax”, the iou of which is an “apt, artificial conclusion of the ironical Buddhist framework” in the body of the narrative which follows the prologue in the first chapter.

Weiyangsheng is an egoistic young scholar who often boasts of his aspiration to marry the most beautiful woman in the world.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The novel is part of the development ;u from earlier story-tellers’ conventions toward a self-conscious original literary composition. The prologue comments that sex is healthy when taken as if it were a drug, but not as if it were ordinary food.