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The Study of Jiao Xun’s Ju Shuo

Author LiuXueLiang
Tutor ZhaoJianXin
School Lanzhou University
Course Drama \u0026 Opera
Keywords Jiao Xun Ju Shuo Concept on drama Theatre art of Chinese traditional opera
CLC I207.3
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Jiao Xun,a great confucian scholar, who lived In the medium of Qing Dynasty,was proficient in Classsic-Learning, the Book of Changes and Arithmetic,and was interested in chinese traditional opera.He made great contributions to the theory and criticism on Chinese traditional opera.He wrote some works about it,such as"Ju Shuo","Yi Yu Qu Lu","Hua Bu Nong Tan","Qu Kao".(has lost).Of all his works,"Ju Shuo" finished earliest and most extensive in content, fully embodys Jiao Xun’s concept on drama and theatre art of Chinese traditional opera."Ju Shuo", with a total of six volumes,a theory book on Chinese traditional opera.,which Jiao Xun completed in his spare time after study on Classsic, covers all aspects of chinese traditional opera. Both the content and form shows double identity,namely combination of a great confucian scholar and a chinese traditional opera lover, which issued the interaction and collision between the two ideas.The orthodox confucianism had effect on Opera thoughts of Jiao Xun,so his opera concept was closely related to confucianism he advocated.But it didn’t mean he valued opera art law,in fact,his another identity,opera lover,made him summarize many art laws complying by art law from audience appreciative perspective,which completely reflected in his theatre art of Chinese traditional opera.Besides,it’s indispensable for study on"Ju Shuo" to analyze its constructure and determine its value.

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