≪淸風閘≫; 世情文化; 사회생활; 경제활동; 일상생활; 풍속; Qingfengzha; Culture of the Shiqing; Social activities; Economy activities; Daily life; Custom
중국어문학, no.69, pp.113 - 136
Qingfengzha(淸風閘) is a medium-length Pinghua novel(評話體小說) published in the middle of the Qing Dynasty. It was written by Pulin (浦琳), an artist who performed Shuoshu(說書) in Yangzhou(揚州). This novel has an inherent property that it was developed upon the colloquial languages(Pinghua) reflecting small details of people’s daily life. It has been advanced as a genre of Pinghua novel. Qingfengzha reflected the culture of the Shiqing(世情) by realistically describing the Shiqing in detail mainly over the story of the murder of Qingfengzha and the revenge of the son-in-law for the murder. This novel reflected the culture of the Shiqing by describing the social and economic activities of urban lower classes and their daily life and custom. This research analyzed the social activities of the Wulai(無賴) and economic activities of the citizens regarding the social and economic activities in the novel. In terms of daily life and custom in the novel, the research analyzed the living customs including New Year’s custom, funeral and marriage.