Textual Representations of the Sixteenth-Century Chinese Drama Yuzan ji (The Jade Hairpin)
- Volume 20, Number 2
- Andrew Lo
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Pan has the love poem in his hand. The Buddhist sutra, symbolizing the illusory nature of the world, lies on the table to the left.
In the illustration, she is actually facing the reader, and it is Pan who unties her gown.
The first column of characters on the top right gives pronunciations of characters.
This is the title page, and the scene of the couple with their eyes closed.
(Retired Scholar Jing 1984:series 1, vol. 2, p. 3).
Pan is kneeling down to apologize for his late arrival (Act 21).
(Huang W. 1984a:series 1, vol. 4, pp. 42-43).
This is the title page. Note that a price of 0.12 taels of silver has been stamped on top.
(Cheng 1984:series 1, vol. 6, p. 1.)
Starting at the fifth column from the right, the arias are from Act 19 of The Jade Hairpin.
(Zhou Z. 1984a:series 2, vol. 13, pp. 708-9).