Writing pirates : vernacular fiction and oceans in Late Ming China

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In this talk, I connect early modern Chinese literary production to the emerging discourse of pirates and the sea in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. I will show how early modern Chinese publications on pirates and oceans display three modes of cross-cultural connection:
1) Chinese literary representation of Sino-foreign diplomacy, war, and overseas Chinese; 2) Chinese reception of Japanese language and literature, and 3) Korean and Vietnamese reception and adaptation of Chinese literature.
Period3 Oct 2022
Degree of RecognitionInstitutional