Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies. Tell her I have come.
Therefore, it is he who is the victim in the relationship. Then Chang was sorry he had not kept silence. Some critics have conjectured that the tale is really a semiautobiographical expression of regret by Yuan Zhen himself over an early affair and his treatment of the lady involved, but such guesses must always remain in the realm of speculation.
The Story of Ying-ying was tremendously popular in its own time and for generations after, and was retold in various forms in verse, prose, and drama. Chang, in a strange exaltation, half-believed that a fairy had come to him, and not a child of mortal men. The relationship ultimately ends in both marrying other partners.
He may also have realized that the relationship was bad for Yingying. Although marriage is the main objective of the demon, its concerns are not centred on the formation of family.
Ying-ying had a maid-servant called Hung-niang, whom Chang sometimes met and greeted. There is no time fixed for our meeting; yet a secret longing can unite souls that are separated by a thousand miles. He was immediately infatuated with this young woman who was so different from the young women who entertained his cohorts in the capital.
So that to this day they are a laughing-stock to all the world. But this time the maid herself broached the subject and said to Chang, "Master, I dare not tell her what you told me, or even hint at it.
For he could never overcome his shyness. Lured by a maid-servant, I visited you in private. I have no cause to be ashamed of an irregularity which had no other object but the preservation of my chastity.
Prior to this development, Chinese prose fiction had been largely undeveloped, existing mainly of short anecdotes and fables, or short supernatural tales often illustrating Buddhist or Taoist concepts. An Anthology of Chinese Literature: Originally entitled Hui-chen chi Meeting with an immortal —the title of a lengthy poem embedded in the narrative—the story has become known as Yingying zhuan Ying-ying Chuan; The Story of Ying-yingafter its female protagonist.
She responded with a letter that implied that Zhang had been untrue to her, was interested only in his own future as an official, etc.
Now it happened that Chang had been friendly with the political party to which the commander at Puchow belonged. After that they never heard of one another again.
Clair to marry her because she sensed that he was her destiny as well.
She eventually became very emotional about her "abandonment. There seems to be no mention of his parents; rather, much of the narrative concerns only the Cui family.
Why are you asleep? He arranged an indirect conduit through which he sent two "vernal" poems that the author of the story indicates would have conveyed no indecent propositions. Chang bowed to her, amazed. Much less may she be won through the stratagems of a maidservant.
In the story, Ying-Ying falls in love with Chang, and in the end, as much as Ying-Ying wants it to work out, Chang has to leave.Ying-ying is the narrator of “The Moon Lady” and “Waiting Between the Trees.” Though outwardly appearing as the quietest and most meek of the Joy Luck Club members, Ying-ying identifies as a Tiger in the Chinese Zodiac.
The Story of Ying-ying was tremendously popular in its own time and for generations after, and was retold in various forms in verse, prose, and drama.
One of the best-known versions of the tale was a play called Xixiangji (Hsi-hsiang chi ; The Romance of the Western Chamber) by the 13th-century dramatist Wang Shihfu. Sep 26, · THE STORY OF TSUI YING-YING by YUAN CHEN INTRODUCTION. The story tells of a man who was innocent during his boyhood and had been searching for love.
After an affair of two women, he finally found someone whom he engages into marriage. ANALYSIS of JONATHAN EDWARDS FROM THOUGHTS on A TH. Yingying's Biography was one of three Tang Dynasty works particularly influential in the development of the caizi-jiaren (scholar and beauty story).
 Among other works which it inspired was the Romance of the Western Chamber. The setting of the story is during the Chen-Yuan period (), so it’s very different than modern time.
In the story, Ying-Ying falls in love with Chang, and in the end, as much as Ying-Ying wants it to work out, Chang has to leave.
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