DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2016.06.011
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LI Hong-xiang

Abstract: How to write a beautiful story? It is an important question to Chinese writers because novel has not been regarded as a formal genre until late Qing Dynasty. Pu Songling answers this question with his work Liao zhai zhi yi (Strange tales from a Chinese studio). This paper aims to study his narrative arts. There are four sections included.In part 1, this paper introduces a definition of the aesthetic dialectics and its embodiment in Chinese classical literary theory; in part 2, this paper takes the Liao zhai …

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