于受万《聊斋志异全图》英文译本介绍

于受万《聊斋志异全图》英文介绍

Introductionto The Complete Picture of Strange Stories from Chinese Studio

The Complete Picture of Strange Stories fromChinese Studiois a shortversion of classical literature Strange Stories from Chinese Studio,which was elaborately drawn and written by the painter Yu Shouwan according tothe original Strange Stories from Chinese Studio by Pu Songling, awriter in the Qing dynasty.

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Liaozhai isshort for Strange Stories from Chinese Studio. It is also known as Legendof Ghosts and Foxesthat is an excellent collection of short stories in ancient China. The book wasdeeply influenced by the ancient Chinese notebook literature of 1700 years agoand the later novels of the Tang dynasty. To write the ghosts, the fairies anddemons as a feature, alluding to the characters and the world. It interweavesthe mysterious magic and supernatural power of foxes, ghosts and flower demonswith the love and hatred stories of human beings, moving readers with vividstory plots and wonderfulliterary language. The orientalphilosophical wisdom and Chinese moral civilization in that book subtlyinfluences on countless readers in ancient times. Some typical stories such as“painted skin”, “corpse change”, “rouge”and so on, widely spreading in societyin recent three hundred years.

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Pu Songling (1640-1715), author of StrangeStories from Chinese Studio, was born in Ming dynasty and lived in Qingdynasty, a native of Pujiazhuang, Zichuan, Shandong province, China. Hiscourtesy name is Liuxian and alias is Liuquan Jushi. He came from a poorfamily, repeatedly participating in the examination for many times,but failed. Tomake a living, he became a teacher in old-style private school in the country. Buthis personality is stubborn, still adheres to the literary creation inadversity. His works are quite abundant, such as The Classic of Nongsang, Songof Medicine, Common Words, VulgarSongs, Pre-disaster Compilation, Post-disasterCompilation and so on, and he had never stop writing creating totally morethan 1,000 poems. Strange Stories from Chinese Studio is his masterpiecewritten with all his life, and it is the highest achievement collection ofshort stories in classical Chinese literature in ancient China.

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Yu Shouwan,the author of The Complete Picture of Strange Stories from Chinese Studio,was born in Muping, Shandong province in 1943, works in Zibo city for a longtime. He is engaged in art work of Zibo City Cultural Center.

Yu Shouwangraduated from China Academy of Fine Arts which is one of the best art schoolsin Asia, and he is a member of Chinese Artists Association, consultant ofFigure Painting Art Council of Shandong Artists Association, consultant ofShandong Chinese Painting Society, honorary president of Chinese PaintingResearch Institute of Oriental Culture and Art Academy of Ministry of Culture.

Yu Shouwanhas excellent artistic cultural accomplishments. He created and published  more than one hundred kinds of comics such as”Journey to the West”, “Live Monkey”. He alsopublished many types of art albums, for instance, Dahongpao Yu Shouwan andElaborate-style Paintings of Freehand Brushwork, Yu Shouwan’s Researches andso on. His works have won prizes in the National Exhibitions of TraditionalChinese Painting, the Ode to the Great Wall won the national silveraward.

于受万《聊斋志异全图》英文译本介绍

YuShouwan is fond of ancient Chinese culture and reading. He often placed Liaozhaibeside his bed. Over time, he even vaguely felt that Pu Songling’s voice,appearance and feelings when Pu(he)was writing. Therefore, he mapsLiaozhai on thepremise that he is familiar with Liaozhai and understands the purpose of Liaozhai, andstrives to trace the original intention of the author Pu Songling’s article,accurately reproduce the humanities and scenes of the Ming and Qing Dynasties andthe characteristics of the scene. Romantic conception spirit, creative use of”montage”method, in the article, occurredin multiple time and space plots, cleverly combined in a single picture, takinginto account the beauty of the story and the rich content of the story, Theclassic works of Liaozhai have been visualized from theperspective of painting with a beautiful line drawing of beautiful Chinesepaintings, and a slightly exaggerated artistic language in realism.The whole book has 491 pieces, one or two pieces each,and a total of 505 pictures are drawn. The wholepicture is both an illustration and a separate work, making it a rare work inbook illustrations.

When the complete picture of Liaozhai wasexhibited at the China National Academy of Painting, it was unanimously praisedby art theorists in the capital, Beijing. “The creation of the completeset of Liaozhai is of great significance in the history of art.”said Chen Zui, a doctoral supervisor at the Chinese Academy of Arts. Li yi, aresearcher at the Chinese Academy of Arts, said: “Pu Songling superiorly wroteabout ghosts,fairies and demons. Yu Shouwan vividly painted ghosts fairies, anddemons.”

Thewhole picture was created by Yu Shouwan for using six years and revised it morethan 20 times. After that, he spent more than two years to write thesimplified version of classical Chinese book Liaozhai to match with thecomplete picture. Thisset of articles has been warmly praised by Pu Songling Memorial Hall and theChina Liaozhai Academic Research Association.

 

Yue Youxi

3rd Jan, 2020

于受万《聊斋志异全图》英文译本介绍

 

于受万《聊斋志异全图》中文介绍

《聊斋志异全图》是画家于受万根据中国清朝作家蒲松龄原著《聊斋志异》,精心绘图并撰写图下文字的一部文图并茂短版《聊斋志异》。

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《聊斋志异》简称《聊斋》,俗称《鬼狐传》,是中国古代优秀短篇小说集。该书深受1700年前中国古代笔记文学和之后的唐人志怪小说等的影响,搜罗民间异闻传说创作而成。多以写鬼写妖为特色,影射人物,议论世情。将狐鬼花妖的神秘法术和超自然力,与人世间人物的恩怨情仇交织在一起,以跌宕生动的故事情节和美妙动人的文学语言打动读者,将东方哲理智慧和中华道德文明,潜移默化其中,倾倒过古来无数读书人。其中典型篇目如《画皮》、《尸变》、《胭脂》等,三百年来在民间口口相传,几近家喻户晓。

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《聊斋志异》作者蒲松龄(1640—1715年),生于明朝,活动于清朝。字留仙,别号柳泉居士,中国山东省淄川蒲家庄人。家境贫寒,屡屡参与科考而落榜。以在乡间教授私塾,养家糊口,但其性情刚绠,在逆境中坚持文学创作。其著作颇丰,如《农桑经》、《药崇书》、《日用俗字》、《俚曲》、《记灾前编》、《记灾后编》等等,还有从未间断的诗词创作一千余首。《聊斋志异》是他以毕生精力撰写的代表作,是中国古代文言短篇小说成就最高的作品集。

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《聊斋志异全图》图文作者于受万,1943年生于山东牟平,长期工作在山东省淄博市,从事该市文化馆美术工作。

于受万修业于亚洲最好的美术学校之一中国美术学院,中国美术家协会会员,山东省美术家协会人物画艺委会顾问,山东省中国画学会顾问,文化部东方文化艺术院国画研究院名誉院长。

于受万具有上佳的文化艺术修养,曾创作出版《西游记》、《活猴》等连环画作品一百余种,出版过大红袍《于受万写意性工笔画》、《于受万研究》等多种画集,其国画作品多次在国家大展中获奖,其中《长城颂》获国家银奖。

于受万好古尚奇,爱读书,常将《聊斋》置于床头案边,久而,甚至恍然间感知蒲松龄的音容笑貌和写作时的情怀,历历如在眼前。因此,他图绘《聊斋》是在熟悉《聊斋》、领会《聊斋》本旨的前提下,努力追索作者蒲松龄的文章本意,准确再现明清往古的人文作派和场景特色,依照《聊斋》浪漫构思精神,创造性的采用“蒙太奇”的手法,将文章里,发生在多个时空的情节,巧妙地组联在一个画面之中,兼顾了表达故事的形神美和内容丰富两个方面,用抑扬顿挫的美妙中国画线描,用写实中略带夸张的艺术语言,形象化地将《聊斋志异》这部经典著作,从绘画角度进行了升华美化。全书491篇,每篇一至两幅,共画505图。这部全图既属于插图,又是各自独立的单幅画作品,在书籍插图方面是一部非常罕见的珍品。

当这部《聊斋》全图,在中国国家画院举行原作展览时,受到了首都北京多位美术理论家的一致赞扬。中国艺术研究院博士生导师陈醉说:“这套《聊斋》全图的创作,在艺术史上意义重大。”中国艺术研究院研究员李一称:“蒲松龄是写鬼写妖高人一等,于先生是画鬼画妖活灵活现。”

创作这部全图,于受万前后历经六年,修改二十多遍。此后,他又以两年多时间写完全部图下文言体聊斋缩文。这套缩文,受到了蒲松龄纪念馆和中国聊斋学会的热情赞誉。

岳友熙

2020年1月3日

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