Guan Hanqing
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Guan Hanqing
A 1958 U.S.S.R. postage stamp commemorating Guan Hanqing.

Guan Hanqing (c. 1241-1320), sobriquet "the Oldman of the Studio" ( Zh?is?u), was a notable Chinese playwright and poet in the Yuan Dynasty. He has been described as among the most prolific and highly regarded dramatists of the Yuan period.[1]

Guan spent much of his later life in Dadu and produced about 65 plays, mostly in the vernacular of the time. Fourteen of his plays are extant, including:

  • The Injustice to Dou E a.k.a. Snow in Midsummer (? G?n Ti?n Dòng Dì Dòu É Yu?n)
  • Saving the Dusty-windy a.k.a. Saving the Prostitute a.k.a. Rescued by a Coquette ( Zhào Pàn Ér F?ng Yuè Jiù F?ng Chén)
  • The Conference of a Single Dao a.k.a. Meeting the Enemies Alone a.k.a. Lord Guan Goes to the Feast ( Gu?n Dà Wáng Dú Fù D?n D?o Huì)
  • The Pavilion of Moon-Worship (? Gu? Yuàn Ji? Rén Bài Yuè Tíng)
  • The Butterfly Dream ( B?o Dài Zhì S?n K?n Hú Dié Mèng)
  • The Wife-Snatcher ( B?o Dài Zhì Zhì Zh?n L? Zh?i Láng)
  • The Riverside Pavilion ( Wàng Ji?ng Tíng Zh?ng Qi? Qi? Kuài Dàn)
  • The Jade Mirror-Stand ( W?n Tài Zh?n Yù Jìng Tái)
  • Death of the Winged-Tiger General ( Dèng F? Rén K? Tòng K? Cún Xiào)

See also


  1. ^ Chan, Sin-Wai and David E. Pollard (2001). An Encyclopaedia of Translation: Chinese-English, English-Chinese. Chinese University Press. p. 178. ISBN 9789622019973.

Further reading

  • Selected Plays of Guan Hanqing (Library of Chinese Classics) (2004). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press. ISBN 7-119-03395-6.

External links

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