Jou pu tuan: the prayer mat of flesh / translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Jou pu tuan; the prayer mat of flesh. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version by Franz Kuhn. Main Author: Li, Yü, ? Language(s). Results 1 – 13 of 13 JOU PU TUAN (The Prayer Mat of Flesh). by Li, Yu. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.

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The Changs acknowledge Patrick Hanan’s conclusion that “so distinctive is his brand of fiction that although the novel has never actually been proved to be by Li Yu, one has only to read it alongside his stories to feel the truth of the attribution. Views Read Edit View history.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. He also castrates himself to avoid being distracted from this calling by his surgically enhanced penis. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. He seeks neither fame nor glory, and prefers to indulge in women and sex.

English Choose a language for shopping. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. The prologue comments that sex is healthy when taken as if it were a drug, but not as if it were ordinary food. When Quan Laoshi learns of his wife’s relationship with Weiyangsheng, he is furious and is determined to take revenge.

Kou was written in and published in during the Qing dynasty. Translated by Richard Martin from the German version. Weiyangsheng is an egoistic young scholar who often boasts of his aspiration to marry the most beautiful woman in the world. The novel mixes the erotic and the moral in a tale designed to amuse the reader as well as reform him.


Indiana University Press, tuaan, pp. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? He decides to follow in Quan Laoshi’s footsteps and become a monk under Budai Tuaj. The novel had a controversial status in Chinese literatureand has long been banned and censored; recent scholarship treats the work as an allegory which uses its unabashed pornographic nature to attack Confucian puritanism.

Retrieved from ” https: According ppu the best information, “Jou Pu Tuan” is a novel of the Ming Period, first published in and written by Li Yu, the famous dramatist, novelist, and essayist.

Get to Know Us. The structure of the narrative, a ou progress of a sort”, is “neatly woven towards a climax”, the outcome of which is an “apt, artificial conclusion of the ironical Buddhist framework” in the body of the narrative which follows the prologue in the first chapter.

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tuzn It was published in Japan in as Nikufuton with an preface proclaiming it the greatest erotic novel of all time. Later, he realises that he has committed grave sins and decides to show penitence by becoming a monk and studying under Budai Heshang.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Yet its assistance in denouncing the stingy Confucian puritanism it attacks, is certainly intended. Weiyangsheng had improper sexual relationships with the wives of Quan Laoshi and others, and later he received his karmic retribution when these men mou sex with his wife; his sexual escapades came to an end when he finally ‘awakened’ i.


The title of the ttuan comes from this line said by Weiyangsheng. The “moralistic, Buddhist stance, which leads to self-emasculation, need not be taken seriously. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Pages containing links to subscription-only content Articles containing Chinese-language text Commons category link is on Wikidata. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Later, she meets Xuanyuanzi, Woyunsheng and Yiyunsheng, and has sex with each of them.

The alternative Chinese titles of the novel — Huiquanbao The Karmic Cycle and Juehouchan Zen After Awakening — reflect the overarching theme of the story, specifically on Zen and the Buddhist concept of karma: The Carnal Prayer Mat. Write a customer review.

This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat uou Cover of the novel, edition, collection of the University of Tokyo.

When Weiyangsheng visits the brothel, Yuxiang recognises her husband and commits suicide in shame. It is divided into four volumes of five chapters apiece.