"Altogether another flavor of emotion to torment a man": Typology and the expression of sentiment in Liu Yong's ci

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Abstract

Liu Yong's ci-poems and the male persona depicted in them are often regarded as truthful portrayals of Liu Yong the man. There is in fact no evidence to support such a view. This essay offers a new approach to Liu's "romantic" ci, analyzing this group of song-lyrics as the expression of a typological love narrative, and proposes that the love narrative best defines and unifies them. It seeks to unpack the components and the significance of the love narrative driving so many of Liu Yong's most controversial and influential lyrics, focusing on the ways in which the stylized performance of love is expressed, celebrated, and also called into question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)301-328
Number of pages28
JournalT'oung Pao
Volume99
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Liu Yong
  • ci
  • entertainment quarters
  • romance narrative
  • song lyric
  • talent-and-beauty
  • typology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • History
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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