Chen-weng Liu’s Comment on A New Account of the Tales of the World from the Perspective of Emotions
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Ming Zhang, Xin Liu
Since the publication of A New Account of the Tales of the World, successors have been studying this book. They made annotations and comments, wrote sequels and created imitative works. Chen-weng Liu in the Southern Song Dynasty made unique comments on A New Account of the Tales of the World. Through investigation, it is found that some of these comments were spontaneous and full of true feelings. Liu was moved by feelings and emotions in the book and had to write down his thoughts. This paper inspects Chen-weng Liu’s commentary on A New Account of the Tales of the World from seven aspects: the compassion, the melancholy for the country, family and life, the shortness of life, friendship, family affection, the sorrow of parting, as well as the praising for moral integrity.
Chen-weng Liu, emotions, comments, A New Account of the Tales of the World