Novels in Record of Art and Culture,History of Han Dynasty and Establishment of Chinese Novel Style
WANG Zuo- min ( Editorial Departmentof Journal,Anqing Teachers College,Anqing2 4 60 1 1 ,China)
The word " novel" appeared in Zhuangzi forthe firsttime,butitwas LIU Xiang and LIU Xin who first defined and summed up it. Record of Artand Culture,H istory of H an Dynasty fully embodied the LIU father and son's achievements by proofreading and abridging Seven Abreviations.It not only determined the term of style-novel and selected novels forthe firsttime,butalso pointed outthatnovelscomefrom the folk with characteristicsof stories and fabrication,which marked the formal establishmentof Chinese novel style in theory and the beginning of its step into the times of regular self-development.So it is worth deliberating the viewpoint to distinguish the conception of bibliographical " novels" arising from Record of Artand Culture,H istory of H an Dynasty from those of the so-called literary novels beginning from the Tong Dynasty legends,which regards the novels before the Tong Dynasty legends as the original state of Chinese novels.
【CateGory Index】： I207.41