Xingshi yinyuan zhuan 醒世姻緣傳 Awakening the World


  • 西周生: 醒世姻緣傳. Shanghai: Guji, 1981 (repr. 1985)


PhD Dissertations

  • Yenna Wu: Marriage Destinies to Awaken the World: A literary study of Xingshi yinyuan zhuan. Harvard University, 1986
  • Daria Berg: The Xingshi yinyuan zhuan: A Study of Utopia and the Perception of the World in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Discourse. University of Oxford, 1994
  • Xiaoyi Liu: Clothing, Food and Travel: Ming Material Culture as reflected in Xingshi yinyuan zhuan. University of Arizona, 2010


  • Yenna Wu: Ameliorative Satire and the Seventeenth-Century Chinese Novel Xingshi yinyuan zhuan: Marriage as Retribution, Awakening the World. Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 1999
  • Daria Berg: Carnival in China: A Reading of the Xingshi yinyuan zhuan. Leiden: Brill, 2002


  • A. Plaks: After the Fall: Hsing-shih yin-yüan chuan and the Seventeenth-Century Chinese Novel. HJAS 45.2 (1985): 543-580
  • Yenna Wu: The Inversion of Marital Hierarchy: Shrewish Wives and Henpecked Husbands in Seventeenth-Century Chinese Literature. HJAS 48.2 (1988): 363-382
  • Yenna Wu: Repetition in Xingshi yinyuan zhuan HJAS 51.1 (1991): 55-87
  • Monika Motsch: Ehegeschichten zur Erleuchtung der Welt: Ein Roman aus der Qing-Dynastie. Orientierungen 1 (1991): 79-98
  • Dudbridge: A Pilgrimage in Seventeenth-Century Fiction: T'ai-shan and the Hsing-shih yin-yüan chuan. TP 77.4/5 (1991): 226-252