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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(4); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030407.

"The Tale of Genji" and "A Dream of Red Mansions": An Analysis of the Images of Genji and Jia Baoyu


Dian Jiang

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Dian Jiang

University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA, 90089


"The Tale of Genji" and "Dream of Red Mansions" are monuments in Japanese and Chinese literary circles. The two ideal heroes, Genji and Jia Baoyu, portrayed by Lady Murasaki and Cao Xueqin, have become two immortal classic images in the history of Japanese and Chinese literature. This article analyzes the similarities and differences in their personalities to conduct more in-depth research and explore the literary and aesthetic values of the two works.


"The Tale of Genji"; "A Dream of Red Mansions"; personality analysis; artistic image, comparative literature

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Dian Jiang. "The Tale of Genji" and "A Dream of Red Mansions": An Analysis of the Images of Genji and Jia Baoyu. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 4: 32-37. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030407.


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