Reading Music and Eroticism in Late Ming Texts
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Article Précis and Critique: Reading Music and Eroticism in Late Ming Texts
The erotic expressions in the late Ming society were articulated such that only the targeted audience would understand them, and thus such expressions are opaque to anyone who has no knowledge of the Ming erotic-musical practices (Lam, 2010). Thus, whether taking the form of literary writing, memoirs, topical reports or poems, the Ming texts only give sketchy references in relation to the erotic music and musical activities that occurred is this society, through alluding to female seductive and eroticized sounds, without any solid mentioning of the specific acts (Lam, 2010). Nevertheless...