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Volume 8  •  Issue 1 •  April 2021

Special Issue The Protean World of Sanqu Songs
PATRICIA SIEBER, Editor

Introduction

PATRICIA SIEBER

Sanqu and Its Relationship to the Theater

The Ultimate Sanqu Song:

Yao Shouzhong’s “The Complaint of the Ox” and Its Place in Tanaka Kenji’s Scholarship on Sanqu

WILT L. IDEMA

Performing the Emperor:

Sui Jingchen’s “Han Gaozu Returns to His Home Village”

KARIN MYHRE

Performing the Role of Playwright:

Jia Zhongming’s Sanqu Songs in the Supplement to The Register of Ghosts

WENBO CHANG

Sanqu as a Cultural Form and Its Social Diffusion

A Dialectic Between Genres and Extension of Poetic Functions: Zhang Kejiu’s “Regulated Songs”

JAEHYUK LEE

Yuan-Ming Sanqu Songs as Communal Texts:

Discovering Their Literary Vitality from a New Research Perspective

YE YE

ERXIN WANG, Translator

In Praise of This Prosperous and Harmonious Empire:

Sanqu, Ming Anthologies, and the Imperial Court

TIAN YUAN TAN

Sanqu and Literary Translation

In Search of Pure Sound: Sanqu Songs, Genre Aesthetics, and Translations Tactics

PATRICIA SIEBER et al.

Theoretical Reflections

A Flavor All Its Own: Some Theoretical Considerations on Sanqu Songs as Mixed-Register Literature

PATRICIA SIEBER

Contributors