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Hanan, Patrick

Works: 111 works in 329 publications in 4 languages and 13,332 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Erotic fiction  History  Short stories  Romance fiction  Essays  Autobiographical fiction  Bildungsromans  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor, Singer, Dancer, Honoree, Conductor, Performer, Author of introduction, Publishing director
Classifications: PL2698.L52, 895.1348
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Patrick Hanan
The money demon : an autobiographical romance by Tianxuwosheng( )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This popular autobiographical novel, written by litterateur, inventor, and business tycoon Chen Diexian (1879-1940), is the story of his youth, and in it he chooses to focus on his amorous and erotic development - a rare subject in Chinese literature - revealing his passage from innocent boy, surrounded by females, to young man, armed with a new attitude toward money, business, and the women in his life. The novel is built on our narrator's relationships with the central women in his life: his mother; an affectionate nanny; his enchanting cousin; his devoted wife by an arranged marriage; a tragic peasant girl; and above all, the girl next door and his most enduring love, known - after the instrument she plays - as Koto
Jou pu tuan : the prayer mat of flesh by Yu Li( )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the three hundred years since its initial publication, Li Yu's The Carnal Prayer Mat has been widely read in China, where it is recognized as a benchmark of erotic literature and currently enjoys the distinction of being a banned-in-Beijing classic. The story centers on Scholar Vesperus, a handsome orphan and student of Zen. Before taking his monastic vows, Vesperus embarks on a career of licentiousness. His adventures as hero of the boudoir, a champion of sex take both comic and calamitous turns, until eventually he attains enlightenment on the carnal prayer mat
The sea of regret : two turn-of-the-century Chinese romantic novels by Lin Fu( )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken together, this pair of novels provides a fascinating portrait of early twentieth-century China's struggle with its own cultural, ethical, and sexual redefinition
Chinese fiction of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries : essays by Patrick Hanan( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has often been said that the nineteenth century was a relatively stagnant period for Chinese fiction, but preeminent scholar Patrick Hanan shows that the opposite is true: the finest novels of the nineteenth century show a constant experimentation and evolution. In this collection of detailed and insightful essays, Hanan examines Chinese fiction before and during the period in which Chinese writers first came into contact with western fiction."--Jacket
Courtesans and opium : romantic illusions of the fool of Yangzhou by Hanshangmengren( )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his preface, the anonymous author of Courtesans and Opium describes his book as an act of penance for thirty years spent patronizing the brothels of Yangzhou. Written in the 1840s, his story is filled with vice and dark consequence, portraying the hazards of the city's seedy underbelly and warning others against the example of the Fool." "Chinese literature's first true "city novel," Courtesans and Opium recounts the illustrious career of a debauched soul enveloped by enthralling pursuits and romantic illusions. While socially acceptable marriages were arranged and often loveless, brothels offered men accomplished courtesans who served as both enchanting companions and sensual lovers. These professional sirens dressed in the latest styles and dripped with gold, silver, and jewels. From an early age, they were taught to excel at various arts and graces, which transformed the brothel into a kind of club for men to meet, exchange gossip, and smoke opium at their leisure." "The Fool's fable follows five sworn brothers and their respective relationships with Yangzhou courtesans, revealing in acute detail the lurid materialism of this dangerous world-its violence and corruption as well as its seductive but illusory promise. Never before translated into English, Courtesans and Opium offers a brilliant window into the decadence of nineteenth-century China."--Jacket
The three Sui quash the demons' revolt : a comic novel by Guanzhong Luo( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this Ming-era novel, historical narrative, raucous humor, and the supernatural are interwoven to tell the tale of an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the Song dynasty. A poor young girl meets an old woman who gives her a magic book that allows her to create rice and money. Her father, terrified that his daughter's demonic nature might be discovered, marries her off. Forced to flee, she and others with supernatural abilities find themselves in the midst of a grotesque version of a historical uprising, in which facts are intermingled with slapstick humor and wild fictions. Attributed to the writer Luo Guanzhong, Quelling the Demons' Revolt is centered on the events of the rebellion led by Wang Ze in 1047-48. But it is a distorted, humorous version, in which Wang Ze's lieutenants show up as a comical peddler and a mysterious Daoist priest and a celebrated warrior appears despite having died many years earlier. Rather than fantastic adventures and supernatural marvels, the author points to human vanities and fixations as well as social injustice, warning of the vulnerability of any pursuit of order in a world plagued by demonic forces as well as mundane corruption
The invention of Li Yu by Patrick Hanan( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li Yu, 1610-1680, was a brilliant comic writer and entertainer, a thoroughgoing professional whose life was in his work-plays, stories, a novel, criticism, essays, and poems. Hanan places him in the society of his day, where even his precarious livelihood, his constant search for patronage, did not dampen his versatility, his irreverent wit, or his jocund spirit. Li was an exceptional figure in Chinese culture for two reasons: his disregard of the authority of tradition, and his dedication to the cause of comedy
Mirage by Yulinglaoren( )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The young son of the head of the Chinese traders' association, the men licensed to deal with foreign merchants in the port of Guangzhou, is suddenly burdened with responsibility for his powerful family upon his father's sudden death. A latter-day Baoyu, but with far stronger sexual impulses, the son learns both to tame his own libido to some degree and to conduct himself prudently in the Guangzhou society of his time. All of this appears in a comparatively little-known and little-studied novel called Shenlou zhi,which is here translated for the first time.The novel was actually first published in 1804, several decades before opium became a factor in the China trade. It is not only by far the earliest novel to deal with that trade, but also one of the earliest accounts of it. Furthermore, it has been found to be closely connected to events that occurred in Guangzhou and Huizhou in the years just before the time of its publication--the arrival of a new Superintendent of Customs in Guangzhou and the outbreak of rebellion in Huizhou. This strikingly original work develops the culture of adolescence that was first described in Honglou meng and also relishes,in its account of the rebellion,the romantic conventions of Shuihu zhuan." -- Publisher's description
The Chinese vernacular story by Patrick Hanan( Book )

15 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and German and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: HananPatrick: Mr. Hanan is Professor of Chinese Literature, Harvard University
Falling in love : stories from Ming China by Patrick Hanan( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Falling in love, with all its accompanying problems, was a subject of obsessive interest among writers and readers in the Ming Dynasty, when society held strictly to arranged marriages. The stories in this collection all deal with this theme in very different ways, sometimes comically, sometimes tragically. They portray young people choosing their own lovers, resorting to ingenious stratagems and risky escapades in defiance of contemporary mores. Chosen to represent the best works from the great age of the vernacular story, they offer an introduction to the world of Chinese fiction in this era." "All of the stories in Falling in Love have been translated especially for this volume, and most appear here in translation for the first time. They are taken from two works, Constant Words to Awaken the World (Xing shi heng yan), published in 1627 and a related collection, the Rocks Nod Their Heads (Shi dian tou), of approximately the same date."--Jacket
The Chinese short story : studies in dating, authorship, and composition by Patrick Hanan( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tower for the summer heat by Yu Li( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong shou shi er ge duan pian xiao shuo, mei pian yi yi zuo lou ming wei ti xu shu yi ze gu shi
Writing and materiality in China : essays in honor of Patrick Hanan( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaking about Chinese writing entails thinking about how writing speaks through various media. In the guises of the written character and its imprints, traces, or ruins, writing is more than textuality. The goal of this volume is to consider the relationship of writing to materiality in China's literary history and to ponder the physical aspects of the production and circulation of writing. To speak of the thing-ness of writing is to understand it as a thing in constant motion, transported from one place or time to another, one genre or medium to another, one person or public to another. Thinking about writing as the material product of a culture shifts the emphasis from the author as the creator and ultimate arbiter of a text's meaning to the editors, publishers, collectors, and readers through whose hands a text is reshaped, disseminated, and given new meanings. By yoking writing and materiality, the contributors to this volume aim to bypass the tendency to oppose form and content, words and things, documents and artifacts, to rethink key issues in the interpretation of Chinese literary and visual
al-Dhakira = La mémoire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in Arabic and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the middle of his own heart surgery, an Egyptian filmmaker remembers his life. In fact his old self, as a child, is accused of attempted murder of his new self. Through the metaphoric trial, we are drawn into his life in relation with the Egyptian revolution, his constant need for success, and the effect the American Dream has on him
Silent operas = (Wusheng xi) by Yu Li( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li Yu was a writer of seventeenth century China. He excelled as a playwright, essayist, critic, and fiction writer. In his stories Li Yu sets out to overturn conventional moral and literary themes. He can be described as the comic specialist of Chinese literature, and his exuberant comedy is mostly concerned with the breaking of social taboos, especially those relating to sex
Treasures of the Yenching : seventy-fifth anniversary of the Harvard-Yenching Library : exhibition catalogue by Harvard-Yenching Library( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soundscapes : exploring music in a changing world by Kay Kaufman Shelemay( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannan Zhongguo gu dian xiao shuo lun ji by Patrick Hanan( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in Chinese and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The money demon : an autobiographical romance by Tìen-hsü-wo-sheng( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shuang liao sheng ya : yong zhuan ye huo de gong zuo, yi shi hao ying de sheng huo by Patrick Hanan( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Chinese fiction of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries : essays
Jou pu tuan : the prayer mat of fleshThe sea of regret : two turn-of-the-century Chinese romantic novelsChinese fiction of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries : essaysCourtesans and opium : romantic illusions of the fool of YangzhouThe invention of Li YuThe Chinese vernacular storyFalling in love : stories from Ming ChinaThe Chinese short story : studies in dating, authorship, and composition
Alternative Names
Han Nan

Han-nan 1927-2014

Hanan Patrick D.

Hanan, Patrick D. 1927-2014

Hanan, Patrick Dewes 1927-2014

Patrick Hanan

하난, 패트릭 D. 1927-2014

하난, 패트릭 드위스 1927-2014

韩南 1927-2014

English (165)

Chinese (26)

Arabic (1)

German (1)