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Li Yu (, given name: ?? Xi?nl?; style name: ?? Lw?ng) (1610...1680) was a Chinese playwright, novelist and publisher. Born in Rugao, he lived in late-Ming and early-Qing dynasties.

Li was an actor, producer, and director as well as a playwright, who traveled with his own troupe. His play F?ngzh?ng w (???, "Errors caused by the Kite") remains a favourite of the Chinese Kun opera stage.

Li is the presumed author of Ru ptun (???, "The Carnal Prayer Mat"), a well-crafted comedy and a classic of Chinese erotic literature. He also wrote a book of short stories called Sh'r lu (???, "Twelve Towers"). In his time he was widely read, and appreciated for his daringly innovative subject matter. He broaches the topic of same-sex love in the tale Cuy? lu (???, "House of Gathered Refinements"). This is a theme which he revisits in the collection Wsh?ng x (???, "Silent Operas" i.e. "novels").

The famous painting manual Jieziyuan Huazhuan was prefaced and published by Li in Jinling.

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Total Books: 20
Let's Learn Mandarin Chinese Kit 64 Basic Mandarin Chinese Words and Their Uses-For Children Ages 4 and Up
Chinese City and Regional Planning Systems
After Many Autumns A Collection of Chinese Buddhist Literature
Investigation Repart on Rap Performance Literature of Baojuan in Jiexiu Shanxi
2010 - Investigation Repart on Rap Performance Literature of Baojuan in Jiexiu Shanxi [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787509712979
ISBN-10: 7509712971
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The Tenth Appeal
2009 - The Tenth Appeal (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781441588869
ISBN-10: 1441588868
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The Tenth Appeal
2009 - The Tenth Appeal (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781441588876
ISBN-10: 1441588876
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The Before Midnight Scholar
2009 - The Before Midnight Scholar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781441438805
ISBN-10: 1441438807
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The Carnal Prayer Mat
1999 - The Carnal Prayer Mat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781853266089
ISBN-10: 1853266086
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Tower for the Summer Heat
1998 - Tower for the Summer Heat (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780231113847
ISBN-10: 0231113846
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tower for the Summer Heat
1998 - Tower for the Summer Heat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780231113854
ISBN-10: 0231113854
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Carnal Prayer Mat An Erotic Chinese Fable
1995 - The Carnal Prayer Mat an Erotic Chinese Fable [Audio Cassette - Unabirdged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781886238046
ISBN-10: 1886238049
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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A Tower for the Summer Heat
1992 - A Tower for the Summer Heat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345378538
ISBN-10: 0345378539
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Carnal Prayer Mat
1991 - The Carnal Prayer Mat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099846307
ISBN-10: 0099846306
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Before Midnight Scholar
1974 - The Before Midnight Scholar (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780552096188
ISBN-10: 0552096180
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The Before Midnight Scholar Chinese Erotic Fiction
The Before Midnight Scholar Chinese Erotic Fiction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780099349600
ISBN-10: 0099349604
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The Before Midnight Scholar
The Before Midnight Scholar (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780233957302
ISBN-10: 0233957308
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Twelve Towers
Twelve Towers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780295956619
ISBN-10: 0295956615
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Jeou-p'ou-t'ouan ou la chair comme tapis de priere
Jeou-p'ou-t'ouan Ou La Chair Comme Tapis De Priere [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782720201899
ISBN-10: 2720201898
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Jou Pu Tuan
Jou Pu Tuan (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783859660625
ISBN-10: 3859660624
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Yuan Fang You Tiao Ai Qing He [Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)