This classic fable recounts the adventures of a brilliant young student who devotes himself to a life of pure eroticism. The carnal prayer mat / Li Yu ; translated, with an introduction and notes, by Patrick Hanan Li, Yu, ? , English, Book; Illustrated, 1 & Online. All about The Carnal Prayer Mat by Yu Li. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social English (4) Spanish (1) All languages (5). date ▽ | votes. Showing 4 of 4.

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Book Excerptise: The Carnal Prayer Mat: Rou Putuan by Li Yu and Patrick Hanan (tr.)

Byhis son Hong Taiji began driving Ming forces out of Liaodong and declared a new dynasty, inpeasant rebels led by Li Zicheng conquered the Ming capital, Beijing. She is not sure what to make of this, since she has never been with another man.

The Carnal Prayer Mat: Hanan puts this in quotation marks, so he recognizes that it is a quotation from something.

Hong Kong The International Organization for Standardization adopted pinyin as a standard in Indiana University Press,pp. Quan elopes with Yuxiang and sells her to a brothel to be a prostitute.

Similar tales of the love life of the sages are also recounted as part of the story: Otherwise, he and she would resemble a pair of corpses, which leads the observer to understand their rapture and think of lovers entombed together.

Originally conceived as an archive to store useful or important historical texts, the project officially began in November 24, under the name Project Sourceberg. That problem solved, Vesperus devotes himself to six far from unwilling women. You can really see their ways of thinking which makes them realistically rounded characters.

While story is “clearly an allegory”, it does “not pretend to hide its realistic, pornographic nature”. Lists with This Book. Of course, at first glance, I devoured immediately the directly erotic stories, but gradually the plot and storyline and the unusual narrative style also got to me. A gelding being performed on a horse under ketamine anaesthesia.


Finding libraries that hold this item He creates them and lets them do what they must do, given who they are and the situations they are in. The title of the novel comes from this line said by Weiyangsheng. But if you write a moral tract exhorting people to virtue, [you] will you get no one to buy it The novel’s main character is Vesperus, an extremely talented scholar who has two ambitions in life: Drawing this parallel hints that the Confucian classic, the Book of History, is on a level ethically and intellectually with popular erotica such as The Carnal Prayer Mat itself.

The carnal prayer mat

It was practiced to extinguish opposing male lineages and thus allow the victor to sexually pdayer the defeated groups women, edward Gibbons famous work Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire reports castration of defeated foes at the hands of the Normans during their invasions of Sicily and Italy. What makes this novel so philosophically interesting is that we’re never sure quite what perspective the novel takes on all this.

One of the weirdest books ever written! Later, he realises that he has committed grave sins and decides to show penitence by becoming a monk and studying under Budai Heshang.

Some parts of the story almost made me throw the book away i. The novel is part of the development away from earlier story-tellers’ conventions toward a self-conscious original literary composition.

In fact the fluid that resulted from her observing exceeded that of the sexual act itself, and not only were her trousers wet, even the top part of her stockings was damp. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising.

This event turns Vesperus around, and he returns to Lone Peak. Sep 13, Rian Nejar rated it really liked it Shelves: Castration was frequently used for religious or social reasons in certain cultures in Europe, South Asia, Africa, after battles in some cases, winners castrated their captives or the corpses of the defeated to symbolize their victory and seize their power. Large encyclopedias were also produced in China through the ages, the Yiwen Leiju encyclopedia was completed by Ouyang Xun in during the Tang Dynasty, with aid from scholars Linghu Defen and Chen Shuda.


It was a library book and I sent it back. However, the Chinese government never officially dropped its goal of further simplification in the future, in August darnal, the PRC began collecting public comments for a modified list of simplified characters. Advanced Search Find a Library.

Vesperus visits performs a prayer after which he grasps a cross-piece stick and lets it write out some Chinese characters. Eventually he gets himself castrated carnla takes his monastic vows castration is far more common and socially systematized in China than anywhere else – see The Dragon Empress: His endowment is “less than a third the size of other people’s”, he bursts out laughing.

Overseas Chinese communities generally tend to use traditional characters, Simplified Chinese characters may be referred to by their official name above or colloquially.

He then introduces the Zen priest Lone Peak, who doesn’t ask for alms, explicate the scriptures, or live on a mountain — and who fails to deter our hero, the Scholar Vesperus, from a life of lechery. Interestingly, at this point, Li Yu has Vesperus show Jade Scent an album of thirty-six erotic pictures by the scholar Zhao Englsihtitled tje from the Han palace”, which is presented as a collector’s item of considerable value.

Muss sowas wirklich sein, Herr Hanan? The specific requirements mt preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. View all 7 comments.