“The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality” by Ling Hon Lam

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Abstract

Ling Hon Lam encourages us to think of emotions in terms of space; when we sympathize with a character in a play or feel something for another person, that emotion takes place, for it moves us outside ourselves. In Chinese this relation between space and emotion is described by the term qingjing; a scenery of feeling or in Ling’s translation an “emotion-realm”.

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  • Specific Literatures

Keywords

  • theatre studies, Chinese drama, spatiality, Chinese literature
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publication or newspaperAsian Review of Books - ARB
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 30
Publication categoryPopular science

Bibliographic note

Review of: “The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality” by Ling Hon Lam (2018)