The Origins of the Tragic Spirit of The Fan of Peach Blossom
Yan Jian Jiang Hua
Kong Shangren was born the fierce era of the end of Ming Dynasty and the begining of Ming Dynasty.The tragic spirit of The Fan of Peach Blossom is related to the author' s time of life as well as his rough experiences.Kong Shangren made a wide range of visits to many adherents of Ming Dynasty during Huaiyang river harnessing and made field surveys to the vestiges from Ming Dynasty,which deepened his tragic understanding of the fall of Ming Dynasty. When composing The Fan of Peach Blossom,Kong Shangren referred to Hou Fangyu's Strong Regret Hall Collection. The tragic life of Hou Fangyu is the important origin of the tragic spirit of The Fan of Peach Blossom.